Entity | Dwight Macdonald

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Dwight Macdonald (March 24, 1906 – December 19, 1982) was an American writer, editor, film critic, social critic, literary critic, philosopher, and activist. Macdonald was a member of the New York Intellectuals and editor of their leftist magazine Partisan Review for six years. He also contributed to other New York publications including Time, The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and Politics, a journal which he founded in 1944. Macdonald was born on the Upper West Side of New York City to Dwight Macdonald Sr. (–1926) and Alice Hedges Macdonald (–1957), a prosperous Protestant family from Brooklyn. Macdonald was educated at the Barnard School, Phillips Exeter Academy and Yale. At university, he was editor of The Yale Record, the student humor magazine. As a student at Yale, he also was a member of Psi Upsilon and his first job was as a trainee executive for Macy's.
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Born: 1906, New York City
Died: 1982, New York City

Alternate Names: Macdonald, Dwight, Macdonald, Dwight, 1906-1982, Mac Donald, Dwight, Mc Donald, Dwight, McDonald, Dwight, Mac Donald 1906-1982
Occupation(s): philosopher, film critic, sociologist, journalist, writer
Field(s) of Work: writer