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The Genteel Tradition: Nine Essays by George Santayana

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Mai 1998

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

George Santayana probably did more than anyone except Alexis de Tocqueville to shape the critical view of American culture. The great Spanish philosopher and writer coined the phrase "genteel tradition", introducing it to a California audience in 1911. That address appears in this collection of nine essays touching on American idealism and materialism and American endeavor, sacred and profane.


Portrait

Also the editor of Jefferson's Literary Commonplace Book, Douglas L. Wilson is Lawrence Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English at Knox College. Robert Dawidoff, a professor of history at Claremont Graduate School, is the author of "The Genteel Tradition and the Sacred Rage: High Culture vs. Democracy in Adams, James, and Santayana."

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"Santayana portrays aspects of American character with an astonishing vividness and pungency which has often been imitated but not equalled by later writers."--[London] "Times Literary Supplement"
EAN: 9780803292512
ISBN: 0803292511
Untertitel: Bison Books. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF NEBRASKA PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 1998
Seitenanzahl: 201 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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