The Age of the Crisis of Man: Thought and Fiction in America, 1933-1973

The Age of the Crisis of Man: Thought and Fiction in America, 1933-1973

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In a midcentury American cultural episode forgotten today, intellectuals of all schools shared a belief that human nature was under threat. The immediate result was a glut of dense, abstract books on the "nature of man." But the dawning "age of the crisis of man," as Mark Greif calls it, was far more than a historical curiosity. In this ambitious intellectual and literary history, Greif recovers this lost line of thought to show how it influenced society, politics,… (more)

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Greif’s argument concerning the novel is persuasively put, though his actual analyses tend a little too much towards plot summary.


Book Details  


Publisher: Princeton University Press (January 18, 2015)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 448 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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