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Max Eastman: A Life

Christoph Irmscher


The definitive biography of radical activist, poet, editor, and public intellectual Max Eastman (1883–1969), based on unrestricted access to the Eastman family archive. Considered one of the “hottest radicals” of his time, Eastman edited two of the most important modernist magazines, The Masses and The Liberator, campaigned for women’s suffrage, sexual freedom, and peace, and published several volumes of poetry and two books on laughter. A fierce critic of Joseph Stalin, Eastman befriended and translated Leon Trotsky and remained unafraid to express unpopular views, drawing criticism from both ... More

Keywords: The Masses, The Liberator, communism, Women’s suffrage, Leon Trotsky, Libertarianism, Reader’s Digest, Charlie Chaplin, Claude McKay, Florence Deshon

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780300222562
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300222562.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christoph Irmscher, author
Indiana University, Bloomington