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The fate of ideas : seductions, betrayals, appraisals

Author: Robert Boyers
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As editor of the quarterly Salmagundi for the past fifty years, Robert Boyers has been on the cutting edge of developments in politics, culture, and the arts. Reflecting on his collaborations and quarrels with some of the twentieth century's most transformative writers, artists, and thinkers, Boyers writes a wholly original intellectual memoir that rigorously confronts selected aspects of contemporary society.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Essays
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Boyers
ISBN: 9780231173803 0231173806
OCLC Number: 900559165
Awards: Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2016
Description: ix, 267 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Authority --
Pleasure --
Reading from the life --
Fidelity --
Saving beauty --
My "others" --
Politics and the novel --
Realism --
The sublime --
Psychoanalysis --
Modernism --
Judgment.
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: Robert Boyers.

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As editor of the magazine Salmagundi for the past fifty years, Robert Boyers has been on the cutting edge of developments in politics, culture, and the arts. Reflecting on his collaborations and  Read more...

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