Описание: An assessment of American culture on the eve of the millennium. The book asks why people are determind to be haunted, using as evidence the popularity of Anne Rice and Stephen King novels, and the O.J. Simpson trial, yet at the same time committed to escape through any new scheme for transcendence.
Автор: Edmundson, Mark Название: Teacher ISBN: 0375708545 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780375708541 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1091 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In 1969, Mark Edmundson was a typical high school senior in working-class Medford, Massachusetts. He loved football, disdained schoolwork, and seemed headed for a factory job in his hometown until a maverick philosophy teacher turned his life around. When Frank Lears, a small, nervous man wearing a moth-eaten suit, arrived at Medford fresh from Harvard University, his students pegged him as an easy target. Lears was unfazed by their spitballs and classroom antics. He shook things up, trading tired textbooks for Kesey and Camus, and provoking his class with questions about authority, conformity, civil rights, and the Vietnam War. He rearranged seats and joined in a ferocious snowball fight with Edmundson and his football crew. Lears s impassioned attempts to get these kids to think for themselves provided Mark Edmundson with exactly the push he needed to break away from the lockstep life of Medford High. Written with verve and candor, Teacher is Edmundson s heartfelt tribute to the man who changed the course of his life."
Автор: Edmundson Mark Название: Self and Soul: A Defense of Ideals ISBN: 0674088204 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780674088207 Издательство: Harvard University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 2420 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In a culture of the Self that has become progressively more skeptical and materialistic, we spare little thought for the great ideals--courage, contemplation, and compassion--that once gave life meaning. Here, Mark Edmundson makes an impassioned attempt to defend the value of these ancient ideals and to resurrect Soul in the modern world.
"Hilarious, harrowing, and ultimately inspiring.... Truly, there is something arresting and wonderful on every page." -- Michael Pollan
"With sentences that sometimes astonish" (Matthew Crawford, author of Shop Class as Soulcraft), celebrated cultural critic Mark Edmundson has written a hip and hilarious coming-of-age memoir about one man's miscues and false starts as he enters the world after college. Through exhilarating adventures, he attempts to answer the timeless question of who he is, while contemplating what role music, love, work, drugs, money, and books will play in his life.
Описание: A hip and hilarious coming-of-age memoir about one man’s miscues and false starts as he enters the world after college and attempts to answer the timeless question of who he is, while contemplating what role music, love, work, drugs, money, and books will play in his life.
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