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The fateful question of culture

Author: Geoffrey H Hartman
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1997.
Series: Wellek Library lecture series at the University of California, Irvine.
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"What defines "culture wars"? Can art and literature restore and reconnect us to the world? Or does culture, in the guise of politics, divide and separate us? What is finally at stake in the "culture wars"? In this book Geoffrey H. Hartman explores the varied meanings of culture in a fractured postmodern world. Engaging a wide range of literature and criticism, Hartman considers culture's many uses, generating the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey H Hartman
ISBN: 0231084900 9780231084901 0231114095 9780231114097
OCLC Number: 36800626
Description: 249 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Culture and the abstract life --
The question of our speech --
Language and culture after the Holocaust --
The sympathy paradox : poetry, feeling, and modern cultural morality --
A culture of inclusion.
Series Title: Wellek Library lecture series at the University of California, Irvine.
Responsibility: Geoffrey H. Hartman.


Examining a range of literature, philosophy, social criticism, and popular culture, this text considers the meanings and uses of culture in contemporary society. It examines both the masterworks of  Read more...


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A complex and deeply-learned meditation about the possibilities of culture. -- John Axcelson, Columbia University The Wordsworth Circle In six tightly reasoned and broadly referenced chapters, Read more...

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