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The cult of the ego : the self in modern literature

Author: Eugene Goodheart
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Eugene Goodheart's study of an aspect of the cultural history of the past two hundred years, which he calls the cult of the ego, shows how the seeds of contemporary nihilism are in the failures of  Read more...

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Named Person: Johann Wolfgang{von Goethe; Friedrich Nietzsche
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eugene Goodheart
ISBN: 1412804817 9781412804813
OCLC Number: 57594096
Notes: Originally published: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1968.
Description: xviii, 225 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction to the transaction edition --
Prefatory note --
Introduction: The contemporary situation. --
The antinomianism of Jean-Jacque Rousseau --
The aesthetic morality of Stendhal --
Goethe, Carlyle, and The Sorrows of Werther --
Dostoevsky and the hubris of the immoralist --
Nietzsche and the aristocracy of passion --
Walt Whitman : democracy and the self --
Lawrence and Christ --
Joyce and teh career of the artist-hero.
Responsibility: Eugene Goodheart, with a new introduction by the author.

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