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Morris Dickstein

professor, English and theatre, CUNY

Morris Dickstein is a literary and cultural critic, and a Distinguished Professor of English and Theatre at the CUNY Graduate Center. He has written numerous books on American literary and cultural history, including *Gates of Eden: American Culture in the Sixties* (which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism) and *Leopards in the Temple: The Transformation of American Fiction, 1945-1970*. Over the years his essays and reviews have appeared in *The New York Times Book Review*, *Partisan Review*, *The American Scholar*, *The Nation*, *The Washington Post*, and the *Times Literary Supplement* (UK).