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  • Title: Modernism in the Streets: A Life and Times in Essays
  • Author: Marshall Berman
  • ISBN: 9781784785000
  • Page: 401
  • Format: ebook
  • Essays tracing the intellectual life of a quintessential New York City writer and thinker Marshall Berman was one of the great urbanists and Marxist cultural critics of the twentieth and twenty first centuries, and his brilliant, nearly sui generis book All That Is Solid Melts Into Air is a masterpiece of the literature on modernism But like many New York intellectuals,Essays tracing the intellectual life of a quintessential New York City writer and thinker Marshall Berman was one of the great urbanists and Marxist cultural critics of the twentieth and twenty first centuries, and his brilliant, nearly sui generis book All That Is Solid Melts Into Air is a masterpiece of the literature on modernism But like many New York intellectuals, the essay was his characteristic form, accommodating his multifarious interests and expressing his protean, searching exuberant mind This collection includes early essays from and on the radical 60s, on New York City, on literary figures from Kafka to Pamuk, and late essays on rock, hip hop, and gentrification Concluding with his last essay, completed just before his death in 2013, this book is Berman s intellectual autobiography, tracing his career as a thinker through the way he read the signs in the street.
    Modernism in the Streets A Life and Times in Essays Essays tracing the intellectual life of a quintessential New York City writer and thinker Marshall Berman was one of the great urbanists and Marxist cultural critics of the twentieth and twenty first

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    1. The late Marshall Berman s greatest hits are all here Most of these essays come from the already superb Adventures in Marxism but included here are 2 chapters from what would have been Berman s final book he died before completing much of it and his last public lecture For those who want a warmer Marxism, Berman is your man Although he never really had much to say about actual organizing, Berman s insights on urban life and public space remain a welcome respite from the usual stereotype of socia [...]

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