Voices of Dissent: A Collection of Articles from Dissent Magazine. Stanley Diamond, Eric Fromm, Irving Howe, Richard Lowenthal, Norman Mailer, Czeslaw Milosz.

Voices of Dissent: A Collection of Articles from Dissent Magazine

New York, NY: Grove Press/Evergreen Books, 1958. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. "In the fall of 1953, when the atmosphere of conformity seemed thickest in America, a group of writers began publishing DISSENT, a quarterly journal of democratic-socialist opinion. VOICES OF DISSENT contains some of the best and most provocative articles which appeared in the quarterly during its first five years."(from back cover) This is the first softcover edition, large format in sewn binding, published as an Evergreen Original simultaneously with a hardcover edition by Barney Rosset's legendary Grove Press. Featuring Norman Mailer's famous essay, "The White Negro," along with contributions by Stanley Diamond ("The Kibbutz: Utopia in Crisis"); Eric Fromm ("The Human Implications of Instinctvistic "Radicalism""); Irving Howe (introductory words on the magazine, & "Images of Socialism" with Louis Coser); Richard Lowenthal ("Our Peculiar Hell"); Czeslaw Milosz ("A Letter to Picasso") & more. A most exemplary collectible compilation of liberal public intellectualism, concurrent with the Beat Generation's first flash of notoriety. In good-to-near-fine condition: Moderate rubbing, fading, scratching & creasing of front, back covers & spine; minor wear, bumps & creases at all edges & corners of same; very short, closed tear at upper edge of back cover at one end of crease at upper left corner of back cover; covers & spine in process of loosening from sewn-bound text block. Interior very fine except for rubbing, scratching & spotting of all edges of page leaves; a few small, light wave-creases at some corners of same. Good/Near Fine. [Item #2381]

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