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Writing at the end of the world

Author: Richard E Miller
Publisher: Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005.
Series: Pittsburgh series in composition, literacy, and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What do the humanities have to offer in the twenty-first century? Are there compelling reasons to go on teaching the literate arts when the schools themselves have become battlefields? Does it make sense to go on writing when the world itself is overrun with books that no one reads? In these simultaneously personal and erudite reflections on the future of higher education, Richard E. Miller moves from the headlines  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard E Miller
ISBN: 0822958864 9780822958864
OCLC Number: 60373496
Description: xi, 234 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The dark night of the soul --
The nervous system --
Smart bomb --
Falling bodies : cleaning up after the apocalypse --
The arts of complicity --
Educating Charlie : fraudulence and the liberal arts --
Speaking with the dead.
Series Title: Pittsburgh series in composition, literacy, and culture.
Responsibility: Richard E. Miller.
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Providing the framework that students and teachers require to engage in the work of building a better future, this book prompts a reconsideration of the role that institutions of higher education  Read more...

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