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Absent minds : intellectuals in Britain

Author: Stefan Collini
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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An account of 'the question of intellectuals' in 20th-century Britain, this book challenges the myth that there are no 'real' intellectuals in Britain and offers an analysis of 'the intellectual' as a concept as well as detailed discussions of influential figures such as T.S. Eliot, George Orwell, and Edward Said.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Collini, Stefan, 1947-
Absent minds.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607830583
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Collini
ISBN: 9780199291052 0199291055
OCLC Number: 62118381
Description: viii, 526 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The History of a word --
A matter of definition --
Anglo-Saxon attitudes --
Of light and leading --
Highbrows and other aliens --
The long 1950s I : happy families --
The long 1950s II : brave causes --
New left, new right, old story --
In their national habitat --
Greener grass : letters from America --
The peculiarities of the French --
The translation of the clerks --
Clerisy or undesirables : T.S. Eliot --
Professorial cackling : R.G. Collingwood --
Other people : George Orwell --
Nothing to say : A.J.P. Taylor --
No true answers : A.J. Ayer --
Outsider studies : the glamour of dissent --
Media studies : a discourse of general ideas --
Long views I : specialization and its discontents --
Long views II : From authority to celebrity?
Responsibility: Stefan Collini.
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