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Experiments against reality : the fate of culture in the postmodern age

Author: Roger Kimball
Publisher: Chicago : I.R. Dee, 2000.
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"Is everything possible and nothing true? According to Roger Kimball, this belief, with its "mixture of gullibility and cynicism," characterizes much of our modern culture. Thus his new collection of essays, Experiments Against Reality, is "largely a chronicle of spiritual disillusionment." No one who is seriously concerned with the fate of out culture can afford to ignore it."--BOOK JACKET.
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Kimball, Roger, 1953-
Experiments against reality.
Chicago : I.R. Dee, 2000
(OCoLC)606478402
Online version:
Kimball, Roger, 1953-
Experiments against reality.
Chicago : I.R. Dee, 2000
(OCoLC)609280778
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Kimball
ISBN: 1566633354 9781566633352
OCLC Number: 44701613
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 359 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Art v. aestheticism : the case of Walter Pater --
The importance of T.E. Hulme --
A craving for reality : T.S. Eliot today --
Wallace Stevens : metaphysical claims adjuster --
The permanent Auden --
The first half of Muriel Spark --
The qualities of Robert Musil --
James Fitzjames Stephen v. John Stuart Mill --
The legacy of Friedrich Nietzsche --
The world according to Sartre --
The perversions of Michel Foucault --
The anguishes of E.M. Cioran --
The trivialization of outrage --
"The two cultures" today --
Francis Fukuyama and the end of history --
Josef Pieper : leisure and its discontents.
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A scathing critic but one whose tirades are usually justified...his intellectual rigor is refreshing.--Catherine Saint Louis "The New York Times "

 
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