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Smiling through the cultural catastrophe : the coming triumph of genuine education

Author: Jeffrey Hart
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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A guide to some of the literary works which still energize us intellectually, despite the fact that they are no longer central in our courses or thoughts. It traces the main currents of Western  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Hart
ISBN: 0300087047 9780300087048
OCLC Number: 427421740
Description: 271 pages cm
Contents: Pt. 1. The Great Narrative --
Ch. 1. Athens and Jerusalem --
Ch. 2. Athens: The Heroic Phase --
Ch. 3. Moses as Epic Hero --
Ch. 4. Socrates and Jesus: Internalizing the Heroic --
Ch. 5. Paul: Universal Synthesis --
Pt. 2. Explorations --
Ch. 6. Augustine Chooses Jerusalem --
Ch. 7. Dante, Rome (Athens), Jerusalem, and Amor --
Ch. 8. Hamlet's Great Song --
Ch. 9. The Indispensable Enlightenment: Moliere and Voltaire --
Ch. 10. Hamlet in St. Petersburg, Faust in Great Neck: Distoyevsky and Scott Fitzgerald. Afterword: Today and Tomorrow.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Hart.

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"This excellent book has the same ambitiousness of scope as Harold Bloom's The Western Canon, the same passionate concern for and love of literature, and the same ability to illuminate familiar works Read more...

 
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