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Smiling through the cultural catastrophe : toward the revival of higher education

Author: Jeffrey Hart
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hart presents a guide to some of the essential literary works of Western civilisation which retain their ability to energise us intellectually, tracing the main currents of Western culture for all who wish to understand the roots of their civilisation and the basis for its achievements.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hart, Jeffrey Peter, 1930-
Smiling through the cultural catastrophe.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2001
(DLC) 2001022241
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Hart
ISBN: 0300087047 9780300087048 9780300130522 030013052X 1281730661 9781281730664
OCLC Number: 182530509
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 271 pages)
Contents: PART ONE: THE GREAT NARRATIVE --
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Athens and Jerusalem --
Athens : The Heroic Phase --
Moses as Epic Hero --
Socrates and Jesus : Internalizing the Heroic --
Paul : Universal Synthesis --
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PART TWO: EXPLORATIONS --
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Augustine Chooses Jerusalem --
Dante, Rome (Athens), Jerusalem, and Amor --
Hamlet's Great Song --
The Indispensable Enlightenment : Moliere and Voltaire --
Hamlet in St. Petersburg, Faust in Great Neck : Dostoyevsky and Scott Fitzgerald --
AFTERWORD : Today and Tomorrow.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Hart.
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