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Macdonald, Dwight

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Born: 1906 AD
Died: 1982 AD, at 76 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Critics, Essayists

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1906 - Dwight Macdonald, born on the 24th of March in New York City. He was an American writer, editor, social critic, philosopher, and political radical.

1928 - He was an associate editor at Luce's ambitious Fortune, an ironic position for Macdonald and his Marxist principles.

1934 - Married Nancy Gardiner Rodman, sister of Selden Rodman.

1936 - He resigned from Fortune, over an editorial dispute, when the magazine's executives edited his extended four-part attack on U.S. Steel.

1937 - 1943 - As an editor Macdonald went on to edit Partisan Review.

1944 - 1949 - Edited his own journal Politics.

1951 - 1971 - He was contributing to The New Yorker as a staff writer.

1960 - 1966 - Went to Esquire as film critic, gradually becoming well-known enough to perform movie reviews on the Today Show.

1982 - Died on the 19th of December in New York City.


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