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Ned Polsky
American writer

Ned Polsky

Ned Polsky
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Intro American writer
Was Writer Sociologist
From United States of America
Field Literature Social science
Gender male
Birth 20 October 1928
Death 13 June 2000 (aged 71 years)
Star sign Libra
Education
University of Wisconsin–Madison
University of Chicago
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Biography

Ned Polsky ((1928-10-20)October 20, 1928 – (2000-06-13)June 13, 2000) was an American author and sociologist who wrote the 1969 book Hustlers, Beats, and Others, about political culture, criminology and pool hustlers. He was also known for his criticism of Norman Mailer's essay The White Negro, included with the essay in later collections of Mailer's work, and as an "insane Joyce fanatic" who memorized long passages from Finnegans Wake.

Polsky studied linguistics and literature at the University of Wisconsin, and did graduate study in sociology (but did not complete a degree) at the University of Chicago. He was for many years a professor of sociology at Stony Brook University, and served as vice president of the Society for the Study of Social Problems in 1971–1972. He was also a skilled pool player, and in his retirement became an antiquarian bookseller.

In 1968, he signed the "Writers and Editors War Tax Protest" pledge, vowing to refuse tax payments in protest against the Vietnam War.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 28 Aug 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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