William Phillips

Partisan Review co-founder

William Phillips, who co-founded the Partisan Review, was its editor more than 60 years and gave many now-famous writers their intro’s to readers, died Friday Sept. 13 in Manhattan. He was 94.

With Philip Rahv, he founded the mag and molded it into one of the most influential literary and political journals in the country. It intro’ed Americans to existentialism and published the work of Isaac Bashevis Singer, Susan Sontag, Lionel Trilling, Mary McCarthy, Irving Howe, Dwight Macdonald and the early writings of Norman Mailer and James Baldwin.

East Harlem native attended City College, where he studied with philosopher Morris Raphael Cohen, the went on to NYU.

He was widowed in 1985.

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