The Genteel Tradition and the Sacred Rage

The Genteel Tradition and the Sacred Rage

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Asking why many American intellectuals have had such difficulty accepting wholeheartedly the cultural dimensions of democracy, Robert Dawidoff examines their alienation and ambivalence, a tradition of detachment he identifies as "Tocquevillian." In the work of three towering American literary figures - Henry Adams, Henry James, and George Santayana -- Dawidoff explores fully this distancing and uneasy response to democratic culture.

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Book Details  


Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

Collection: Cultural Studies of the United States

Format: EPUB

Page count: 248 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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