The Fate of Ideas: Seductions, Betrayals, Appraisals (Hardback)
  • The Fate of Ideas: Seductions, Betrayals, Appraisals (Hardback)
zoom

The Fate of Ideas: Seductions, Betrayals, Appraisals (Hardback)

(author)
£27.00
Hardback 280 Pages / Published: 02/10/2015
  • In stock online
  • Free UK delivery

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
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: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231173803
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 496 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm

You may also be interested in...

A Guide to Old English
Added to basket
A Little History of Literature
Added to basket
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
Added to basket
Othello
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Republic
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Macbeth
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Death of a Salesman: York Notes Advanced
Added to basket
The Histories
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Jane Austen
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Wide Sargasso Sea
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Essays
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Iliad
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Selected Poems of Sylvia Plath
Added to basket
A Moveable Feast
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
Rumi Poems
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Riverside Chaucer
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.