Celebrations and Attacks: Thirty Years of Literary and Cultural Commentary

Towers, Robert
June 1979
New Republic;6/2/79, Vol. 180 Issue 22, p33
Book Review
Reviews the book "Celebrations and Attacks: Thirty Years of Literary and Cultural Commentary," by Irving Howe.


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