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American cultural critics

Author: David Murray
Publisher: Exeter : University of Exeter Press, 1995.
Series: Exeter studies in American and Commonwealth arts.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"American Cultural Critics covers a wide range of twentieth century intellectuals and cultural commentators whose work has constituted an engagement with American society and its values. These specially commissioned essays examine the central themes of American postwar intellectual history and explore the complex ways in which the underlying terms of cultural criticism have been both shared and contested.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
American cultural critics.
Exeter : University of Exeter Press, 1995
(OCoLC)603730804
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Murray
ISBN: 0859894045 9780859894043
OCLC Number: 33970386
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vi, 298 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction / David Murray --
1. Southern Literary and Intellectual History in the Twentieth Century: The Agrarians to Richard Weaver / Michael Kreyling --
2. The Agony of the Avant-Garde: Philip Rahv and the New York Intellectuals / Hugh Wilford --
3. F. O. Matthiessen's "Devotion to the Possibilities of Democracy" and his Place as an American Intellectual / Richard Bradbury --
4. Susan Sontag: The Intellectual and Cultural Criticism / Liam Kennedy --
5. Stanley Carell: Must We Believe What We Say? / Michael Wood --
6. The Person in Place: Lewis Mumford, Pioneer of Cultural Criticism / Clive Bush --
7. Coming of Age in America: Margaret Mead and Karen Horney / Helen Carr --
8. Erik H. Erikson's Critical Themes and Voices: The Task of Synthesis / Lawrence J. Friedman --
9. Philip Rieff / Jerry Z. Muller --
10. Hannah Arendt / Richard H. King --
11. Garry Wills / Stephen J. Whitfield --
12. Black Intellectuals Past and Present / Ross Posnock --
13. Culture at Modernity's End: Daniel Bell and Fredric Jameson / Nick Heffernan.
Series Title: Exeter studies in American and Commonwealth arts.
Responsibility: edited by David Murray.

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