Goodman, Paul, 1911-1972

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Paul Goodman was a social critic, essayist, writer of fiction, poet and psychotherapist.

From the description of Paul Goodman papers, 1925-1983 (inclusive), 1929-1972 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612452789

Paul Goodman, a New Yorker, wrote some novels and poetry, but was primarily known for his many non-fiction works on political theory, psychology, city planning, education, and other social issues. He was a literary critic for the Partisan review and television critic for the New republic. His best-known work was Growing up absurd, a study of adolescence published in 1960.

From the description of Paul Goodman letter to Marshall Bean, [1968]. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 60573847

Author, poet, social critic and educator Paul Goodman was born in New York City on September 9, 1911. After graduating from City College in New York, he received his Ph.D. in Humanities from the University of Chicago. Goodman has taught at the University of Chicago, New York University, Black Mountain College, and Sarah Lawrence, and has lectured widely at various universities throughout the country. He is associated with the New York and Cleveland institutes for Gestalt Therapy and the University Seminar on the Problems of Interpretation at Columbia. He is also a Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC.

Goodman has written for Commentary, Politics, Kenyon Review, Resistance, Liberation, Partisan Review, Dissent, The Quarterly Review of Literature, The New Republic, Moviegoer, and the Village Voice . His fiction includes The Facts of Life, The Break-Up of Our Camp, Parent's Day, The Empire City, Making Do, and a volume of verse, The Lordly Hudson . He has also written two books of criticism, Kafka's Prayer and The Structure of Literature . In the area of social studies, in addition to co-authoring Communitas and Gestalt Therapy, he has written Art and Social Nature, Growing Up Absurd (the book for which he is best known), Utopian Essays and Practical Purposes, Drawing the Line, Community of Scholars, and Compulsory Mis-Education .

Mr. Goodman is married and has three children.

From the guide to the Paul Goodman Papers, 1961-1965, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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referencedIn Malina, Judith, 1926-. Judith Malina diaries, 1947-1959. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Paul Goodman Papers, 1961-1965 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Deming, Barbara, 1917-1984. Papers: Series I-III, 1908-1985 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Gordon Cairnie papers, 1922-1973. Houghton Library
referencedIn Macdonald, Dwight. Dwight Macdonald papers, 1865-1984 (bulk 1920-1978) Yale University Library
creatorOf Goodman, Paul, 1911-1972. Paul Goodman letter to Marshall Bean, [1968]. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Goodman, Paul. [Paul Goodman] :artist file John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library, Ringling Museum Library
referencedIn Living Theatre Collection, 1951-1961 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Rorem, Ned, 1923-. Poem : "Driver, what stream is it ..." / [music by] Ned Rorem ; [text by] Paul Goodman. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Goodman, Paul. A fragment of victory : the history of a diverse military force 1942-1945 : a special study / by Paul Goodman. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Dwight Macdonald papers, 1865-1984 (bulk 1920-1978) Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Ruth Nanda Anshen Papers, 1938-1986. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn New Directions Publishing records Houghton Library
referencedIn Living Theatre records, 1945-1991 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Tate, Allen, 1899-1979. Papers of Allen Tate [manuscript], 1950-1960. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Mac Low, Jackson. Papers, 1923-1995. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf McReynolds, David. David McReynolds papers, 1943-1978. Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
creatorOf Goodman, Paul, 1911-1972. Letters from Paul Goodman to Julian Beck and Judith Malina, 1958-1969. Houghton Library
referencedIn Leser, Paul, 1899-. Paul Leser papers, 1850-1984. University at Albany, University Libraries
creatorOf Colt Press. Colt Press records, ca. 1941-1942. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Rorem, Ned, 1923-. Ned Rorem collection, 1935-2006 (bulk 1950-2000). Library of Congress
creatorOf Nadelson, Andrew, 1949-. Making love : 3 choral songs on texts by Paul Goodman / by Andrew Nadelson. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Goodman, Paul, 1911-1972. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1972-1983. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Rorem, Ned, 1923-. Bawling blues / [music by] Ned Rorem ; [words by] Paul Goodman. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Furioso papers, 1938-1951 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Rorem, Ned, 1923-. Spring rain / words by Paul Goodman ; music by Ned Rorem. University of North Texas Library, UNT
referencedIn Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-. Office files : of The American Poetry Review, 1972-1992. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Vanguard Press. Vanguard Press Records, ca. 1925-ca. 1985. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Goodman, Percival. Reminiscences of Percival Goodman : oral history, 1989. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Manuscripts and proofs of New Directions books, 1937-1997. Houghton Library
referencedIn Papers, 1908-1985 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Rorem, Ned, 1923-. Seven little prayers / [music by] Ned Rorem ; [text by] Paul Goodmand [sic]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Vanguard Press Records, ca.1925-ca.1985 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Paul Goodman papers, 1925-1983. Houghton Library
creatorOf Hovsepian, Vanig. [Faustina] / Vanig Hovsepian. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Anshen, Ruth Nanda. Ruth Nanda Anshen papers, 1938-1986. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Goodman, Paul, 1911-1972. Paul Goodman papers, 1925-1983 (inclusive), 1929-1972 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Judith Malina diaries, 1947-1959 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
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American literature
Authors, American
Authors, American
Poets, American
Gestalt psychology
World War, 1939-1945


Birth 1911-09-09

Death 1972-08-02





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