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Cultural Amnesia Clive James

Cultural Amnesia By Clive James

Cultural Amnesia by Clive James


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Summary

Forty years in the making, a new cultural canon that celebrates truth over hypocrisy, literature over totalitarianism.

Cultural Amnesia Summary

Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts by Clive James

Echoing Edward Said's belief that Western humanism is not enough, we need a universal humanism, the renowned critic Clive James presents here his life's work. Containing over one hundred original essays, organized by quotations from A to Z, Cultural Amnesia illuminates, rescues, or occasionally destroys the careers of many of the greatest thinkers, humanists, musicians, artists, and philosophers of the twentieth century. In discussing, among others, Louis Armstrong, Walter Benjamin, Sigmund Freud, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Franz Kafka, Marcel Proust, and Ludwig Wittgenstein, James writes, If the humanism that makes civilization civilized is to be preserved into the new century, it will need advocates. These advocates will need a memory, and part of that memory will need to be of an age in which they were not yet alive. Soaring to Montaigne-like heights, Cultural Amnesia is precisely the book to burnish these memories of a Western civilization that James fears is nearly lost.

About Clive James

Clive James (1939-2019), author of the best-selling Cultural Amnesia and Poetry Notebook, was an Officer of the Order of Australia and a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. His writing appeared in the New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic.

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GOR002825543
9780393061161
0393061167
Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts by Clive James
Used - Very Good
Hardback
WW Norton & Co
20070223
912
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