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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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John McGowan (born 1953) is the Ruel W. Tyson Jr. Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill He received his A.B. from Georgetown University in 1974, his M.A. and Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1976 and 1978, respectively. McGowan is the author of five books:

  • American Liberalism: An Interpretation of Our Time (2007)
  • Democracy's Children: Intellectuals and the Rise of Cultural Politics (2002)
  • Co-author of Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism (2001)
  • Hannah Arendt: An Introduction (1998)
  • Hannah Arendt and the Meaning of PoliticsPostmodernism and Its Critics (1997)
  • Postmodernism and its Critics (1991)
  • Representation and Revelation: Victorian Realism from Carlyle to Yeats (1986)

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