by David Laskin. Published by Simon & Schuster, 2000. First Edition. Octavo. Boards. 319pp. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. Publicity sheet laid in.
From the Depression era of the 1930s through the Vietnam War of the 1960s, a generation of ‘public intellectuals’ thrived in America. They were poets, novelists, critics and commentators who were also friends, rivals, spouses and lovers. Their personal relationships were as passionate as their writing. . . Among them are such influential writers as Mary McCarthy, Edmund Wilson, Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Hardwick and Hannah Arendt. ‘