Experiments Against Reality

Experiments Against Reality

The Fate of Culture in the Postmodern Age

Book - 2000
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Kimball explores the literary and philosophical underpinnings of modernity as well as the state of our culture today.

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Most of the 17 essays are revisions of articles that have appeared in The New Criterion , for which Kimball is the managing editor. They explore the literary and philosophical underpinnings of modernity and the state of western culture. Among his topics are the first half of Muriel Spark, the legacy of Nietzsche, and the trivialization of outrage. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
Is everything possible and nothing true? According to Roger Kimball, this belief, with its "mixture of gullibility and cynicism," characterizes much of our modern culture. Thus his new collection of essays, Experiments Against Reality, is "largely a chronicle of spiritual disillusionment." No one who is seriously concerned with the fate of out culture can afford to ignore it.

Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : I.R. Dee, 2000
ISBN: 9781566633352
Branch Call Number: 190 KIM
Characteristics: viii, 359 p. ; 22 cm


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