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The fate of ideas : seductions, betrayals, appraisals, Robert Boyers

Label
The fate of ideas : seductions, betrayals, appraisals
Title
The fate of ideas
Title remainder
seductions, betrayals, appraisals
Statement of responsibility
Robert Boyers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As editor of the quarterly Salmagundi for the past fifty years, Robert Boyers has been on the cutting edge of developments in politics, culture, and the arts. Reflecting on his collaborations and quarrels with some of the twentieth century's most transformative writers, artists, and thinkers, Boyers writes a wholly original intellectual memoir that rigorously confronts selected aspects of contemporary society. Organizing his chapters around specific ideas, Boyers anatomizes the process by which they fall in and out of fashion and often confuse those who most ardently embrace them. In provocative encounters with authority, fidelity, "the other," pleasure, and a wide range of other topics, Boyers tells colorful stories about his own life and, in the process, studies the fate of ideas in a society committed to change and ill equipped to assess the losses entailed in modernity. Among the writers who appear in these pages are Susan Sontag and V.S. Naipaul, Jamaica Kincaid and J.M. Coetzee, as well as figures drawn from all walks of life, including unfaithful husbands, psychoanalysts, terrorists, and besotted beauty lovers."--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boyers, Robert
Dewey number
810.9/0054
Index
index present
LC call number
B29
LC item number
.B69 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Intellectual life
  • Literature, Modern
  • Intellectual life
  • Literature, Modern
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Geistesleben
  • Kulturkritik
  • Ideengeschichte
  • Filosofi
  • Intellektuellt liv
Label
The fate of ideas : seductions, betrayals, appraisals, Robert Boyers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Authority -- Pleasure -- Reading from the life -- Fidelity -- Saving beauty -- My "others" -- Politics and the novel -- Realism -- The sublime -- Psychoanalysis -- Modernism -- Judgment
Control code
ocn900559165
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 267 pages
Isbn
9780231173803
Lccn
2014042956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o900559165
  • (OCoLC)900559165
Label
The fate of ideas : seductions, betrayals, appraisals, Robert Boyers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Authority -- Pleasure -- Reading from the life -- Fidelity -- Saving beauty -- My "others" -- Politics and the novel -- Realism -- The sublime -- Psychoanalysis -- Modernism -- Judgment
Control code
ocn900559165
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 267 pages
Isbn
9780231173803
Lccn
2014042956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o900559165
  • (OCoLC)900559165

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