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Jack Robbins Manuscript

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Robbins, Jack Alan.
Title: Jack Robbins Manuscript
Inclusive Dates: 1982
Quantity: 1 folder (SC)
Abstract: Manuscript of Robbins' book, Marxism and the Humanist Perspective, which is in part about Granville Hicks.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Jack Alan Robbins is the editor of Granville Hicks in the New masses (1974) and James T. Farrell: Literary Essays 1954-74 (1976), among other works.

Granville Hicks (1901-1982) was an American Marxist and later anti-Marxist novelist, literary critic, educator, and editor.

Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908-1961) was a French philosopher who wrote on perception, art, and politics.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Jack Robbins Manuscript consists of a typescript manuscript of Robbins' book, Marxism and the Humanist Perspective. An included note from the author indicates that some portion of the book deals with American author Granville Hicks. There are also a few pages of reader responses and a letter from University Press of America, to whom Robbins had submitted the manuscript.

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Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Merleau-Ponty, Maurice, 1908-1961.
Robbins, Jack Alan.

Associated Titles

Marxism and the humanist perspective.


American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Authors, American.
Biographers -- Authorship.
Communism -- United States.
Communism and intellectuals.
Critics -- United States
Literature -- History and criticism.
Marxist criticism.
Radicalism -- United States.


United States -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.

Genres and Forms

Manuscripts for publication.



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Jack Robbins Manuscript,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Jack Robbins, circa 1982

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 5 Apr 2017
Revision history:

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SC 795 Marxism and the Humanist Perspective: Merleau-Ponty on Communist Theory and Practice 1982 - typescript with reader responses and letter from publisher

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