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critic , historian , author

Irving Howe, American author, historian, critic. Recipient Longview Foundation prize for literature criticism; National Institute Arts and Letters award; National Book award for history, 1976; Kenyon Review fellow for literature criticism, 1953; Bollingen Foundation fellow; Guggenheim fellow, 1971, MacArthur fellow, 1987. Served with Army of the United States, World World War World War II.

Background

Howe, Irving was born on June 11, 1920 in New York City. Son of David and Nettie (Goldman) Howe.

Education

Graduate, City College of New York.

Career

Teacher English, Brandeis U., 1953-1961;Teacher English, Stanford University, 1961-1963;Professor of English, City Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta at Hunter College, 1963-1986;Distinguished professor, City Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta at Hunter College, 1970-1986;Christian Gauss seminar chair professor, Princeton University, 1954.

Works

Membership

Served with Army of the United States, World World War World War II.

Connections

Married Ilana Wiener. 2 children.

father:
David Howe

mother:
Nettie (Goldman) Howe

spouse:
Ilana Wiener