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In an original Tablet short documentary, meet Morris Dickstein, the youngest old intellectual in New York City

The Last of the Morrises

 


 

Interviews on Why Not Say What Happened:

 

New!  Morris Dickstein on Camus in New York panel, French Embassy, April 11, 2016

Coming of Age in Midcentury America: Morris Dickstein in Conversation with Gary Giddins

The Graduate Center, CUNY. March 18, 2015.

Presented by GC Public Programs; co-sponsored by the Leon Levy Center for Biography and the Center for the Humanities.


The Tenement Museum: Morris Dickstein in conversation with Adam Kirsch. April, 15, 2015

Morris Dickstein, the renowned cultural historian who has shed light on significant moments in America from the Great Depression to the 1960s, started off on the Lower East Side. His memoir traces a life from the LES to Columbia University, Yale, and Cambridge and reflects on his path in becoming a public intellectual. The book has been called at once a coming-of-age story, an intellectual autobiography, and vivid cultural history. Poet and literary critic Adam Kirsch joins Dickstein in conversation.

Video: Why Not Say What Happened: Tenement Talk with Morris Dickstein


The New York Times Close Up 02/28/15

Professor Morris Dickstein turns to his life for his latest book, “Why Not Say What Happened: A Sentimental Education,” reviewed in this week’s Times Book Review section.

Video: The New York Times Close Up


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