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Literature and the American college : essays in defense of the humanities

Author: Irving Babbitt; Russell Kirk
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Humanities Institute, [1986]
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Babbitt, Irving, 1865-1933.
Literature and the American college.
Washington, D.C. : National Humanities Institute, [1986]
(OCoLC)570705167
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irving Babbitt; Russell Kirk
ISBN: 0932783015 9780932783011
OCLC Number: 15321749
Description: xii, 216 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword / by Joseph Baldacchino --
Introduction : Babbitt and the ethical purpose of literary studies / by Russell Kirk --
What is humanism? --
Two types of humanitarians : Bacon and Rousseau --
The college and the democratic spirit --
Literature and the college --
The rational study of the classics --
Ancients and moderns --
On being original --
Academic leisure.
Responsibility: Irving Babbitt ; introduction by Russell Kirk.
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