Morris Dickstein

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Morris Dickstein is Distinguished Professor of English at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and a senior fellow of the Center for the Humanities, which he founded in 1993. His books include a study of the 1960s, Gates of Eden (1977), which was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism, and Leopards in the Temple (2002), a widely reviewed social history of postwar American fiction. His latest book is a collection of essays, A Mirror in the Roadway: Literature and the Real World (Princeton, 2005; paper, 2007). He is currently serving as president of the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics and completing a cultural history of the United States in the 1930s.