The Vital Relation: What Vivian Gornick Got Right About the History of American Communism
Lana Dee Povitz considers Vivian Gornick and her relation to midcentury American communism....
Lana Dee Povitz is visiting assistant professor of history at Middlebury College. She is the author of Stirrings: How Activist New Yorkers Ignited a Movement for Food Justice (2019). Her interests include American social movements, oral history, and the intersections of radical politics, spirituality, and psychotherapy. She is at work on a study of Shulamith Firestone and her sisters, Laya and Tirzah.