Rahv, Philip (Greenberg, Ivan)

   Literary critic. Born in Galicia, he went to the US at the age of 14. In 1932 he joined the communist party. He was a co-founder of Partisan Review. In 1957 he began teaching at Brandeis University.

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  • RAHV, PHILIP — (1908–1973), U.S. editor and critic. Born in Russia and named Ivan Greenberg, Rahv (literally, teacher) came to the United States after living in Palestine. One of the founders of the Partisan Review, Rahv helped to turn the magazine into an anti …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Philip Rahv — (March 10, 1908 – December 22, 1973) was an American literary critic and essayist.LifeHe was born in Kupin, Ukraine, to a Jewish family under the name Ivan Greenberg. He made his way to the United States by way of Palestine and worked as a… …   Wikipedia

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