New York Intellect is Thomas Bender’s remarkable look at the connections between the life of a city and the life of the mind. New York has never been comfortable or convenient as a milieu for art and intellect, Bender notes. Yet New Yorkers have always struggled to create institutions and styles of thought and writing that reflect the special character of the city, its boundless energies and deep divisions.
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About Thomas Bender
THOMAS H. BENDER is a notable American historian specializing in urban history and intellectual history. He has served as University Professor of the Humanities at New York University since 1982. He was the Chair of the Department of History from… More about Thomas Bender
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Published by Knopf Apr 24, 2013| 432 Pages| ISBN 9780307831521