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The culture of hope : a new birth of the classical spirit

Author: Frederick Turner
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©1995.
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Turner indicts both Left and Right for creating a cultural establishment that is philosophically empty and esthetically corrupt.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Turner
ISBN: 002932792X 9780029327920 1416576851 9781416576853
OCLC Number: 31709832
Description: v, 298 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The culture wars. The sickness of the arts ; Players in the culture war : left, right, and radical center ; The new movement --
The failure of the avant-garde. Faulty assumptions of the avant-garde ; The death of avant-garde hope ; The rise and fall of the avant-garde ; The politics of shame --
A new cosmology for the arts. Dissolving the order-disorder dualism : self-ordering chaos ; Dissolving the nature-culture dualism : a natural theology ; Dissolving the human-animal dualism : moral animals ; A moral universe : the branching tree of time --
Cultural implications of the new cosmology. Guidelines to the solution of cultural problems ; The feminist myth of patriarchy ; A new feminist myth ; The myth of the oppressive west ; A new multicultural myth ; The mystical conjunction of the sexes and the end of race ; Natural classicism and education --
The cosmology of the arts. The new great chain of being ; Beauty ; Ecopoetics --
The culture of hope. The technology of hope ; A fable of the future ; The art of the future.
Responsibility: Frederick Turner.
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