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The Resource Candor and perversion : literature, education, and the arts, Roger Shattuck

Candor and perversion : literature, education, and the arts, Roger Shattuck

Label
Candor and perversion : literature, education, and the arts
Title
Candor and perversion
Title remainder
literature, education, and the arts
Statement of responsibility
Roger Shattuck
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This volume offers an array of provocative ideas to reaffirm literature as a central field of study and personal reward. With analysis, the author elucidates the nature of intellectual craftsmanship, defends art's moral component, and laments our culture's drift toward both anti-intellectualism and philistine pretension. Whether commenting on Flaubert, Foucault, or Pulp Fiction, this work presents a stirring, humane synthesis of the principles and values by which we can live together as a nation finally at peace with its diversity. The author also considers subjects as diverse as the writings of Michel Foucault, the "Beulah Quintet" novels of Mary Lee Settle, the accomplishments of Sarah Bernhardt, and the collaborative efforts of Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz. Much of the book is devoted to the intellectual life of 19th- and 20th-century France, with Shattuck focusing on impressionism, symbolism, surrealism, and other avant-garde movements in art and literature. He also includes several essays on the current state of higher education
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shattuck, Roger
Dewey number
809
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN52
LC item number
.S53 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature
  • American literature
  • French literature
  • Education, Higher
  • Arts
  • Littérature
  • Littérature américaine
  • Littérature française
  • Enseignement supérieur
  • Arts
  • Letterkunde
  • Amerikaans
  • Frans
  • Beeldende kunsten
Label
Candor and perversion : literature, education, and the arts, Roger Shattuck
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Nineteen theses on literature -- Perplexing lessons : is there a core tradition in the humanities? -- American education against itself -- Education : higher and lower -- How to read a book -- The spiritual in art -- How we think at the movies -- Life before language : Nathalie Sarraute -- Second thoughts on a wooden horse : Michel Foucault -- Art at first sight -- Radical skepticism and how we got here -- From the Swiss Family Robinson to Narratus Interruptus -- Teaching the unteachable : Kipling, Proust, Nietzsche & co -- The alibi of art -- The social institutions of modern art -- Manet, the missing link -- Unlikely pen pals : George Sand and Gustave Flaubert -- Sara Bernhardt, the sacred monster -- Yuppies along the Seine : the impressionists -- Living by words : Mallarme -- The present place of futurism -- Early Picasso : Mailer's version -- Captions or illustrations? : Braque's handbook -- The story of Hans/Jean/Kaspar Arp -- Cocteau, native son of Paris -- Confidence man : Marcel Duchamp -- The last cause (an experimental play) -- From aestheticism to fascism -- An American Roman-Fleuve : the Beulah Quintet -- "The great American thing" : O'Keeffe and Stieglitz -- Candor and perversion : Man Ray -- Born-again African : Leopold Senghor -- A masterpiece from Senegal -- Blank and white : illuminating Octavio Paz -- Arthur Miller's account of himself -- Naipaul on the American South -- A poet's stories : W.S. Merwin -- Quantum tales : Renata Adler -- Scandal and stereotypes on Broadway : the new Puritanism
Control code
41231386
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 415 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates
Isbn
9780393048070
Lccn
99027634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)41231386
Label
Candor and perversion : literature, education, and the arts, Roger Shattuck
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Nineteen theses on literature -- Perplexing lessons : is there a core tradition in the humanities? -- American education against itself -- Education : higher and lower -- How to read a book -- The spiritual in art -- How we think at the movies -- Life before language : Nathalie Sarraute -- Second thoughts on a wooden horse : Michel Foucault -- Art at first sight -- Radical skepticism and how we got here -- From the Swiss Family Robinson to Narratus Interruptus -- Teaching the unteachable : Kipling, Proust, Nietzsche & co -- The alibi of art -- The social institutions of modern art -- Manet, the missing link -- Unlikely pen pals : George Sand and Gustave Flaubert -- Sara Bernhardt, the sacred monster -- Yuppies along the Seine : the impressionists -- Living by words : Mallarme -- The present place of futurism -- Early Picasso : Mailer's version -- Captions or illustrations? : Braque's handbook -- The story of Hans/Jean/Kaspar Arp -- Cocteau, native son of Paris -- Confidence man : Marcel Duchamp -- The last cause (an experimental play) -- From aestheticism to fascism -- An American Roman-Fleuve : the Beulah Quintet -- "The great American thing" : O'Keeffe and Stieglitz -- Candor and perversion : Man Ray -- Born-again African : Leopold Senghor -- A masterpiece from Senegal -- Blank and white : illuminating Octavio Paz -- Arthur Miller's account of himself -- Naipaul on the American South -- A poet's stories : W.S. Merwin -- Quantum tales : Renata Adler -- Scandal and stereotypes on Broadway : the new Puritanism
Control code
41231386
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 415 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates
Isbn
9780393048070
Lccn
99027634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)41231386

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