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Macdonald, Dwight

Born: 1906 AD
Died: 1982 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Critics, Essayists

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.