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Commentary on Jean-Paul Sartre's Being and Nothingness
ISBN: PB: 9780226096995, University of Chicago Press, September 1985
256 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
"A Commentary on Jean-Paul Sartre's Being and Nothingness" represents, I believe, a very important beginning of a deservingly serious effort to make the whole of "Being and Nothingness" more readily understandable and readable. In his systematic inte...
Against Theory Literary Studies and the New Pragmatism
ISBN: PB: 9780226532271, University of Chicago Press, June 1985
152 pp., 23x15 cm
"Against Theory", the title essay in this volume, challenges the notion that literary theory has any real work to do, or any results to show. This challenge – issued by Steven Knapp and Walter Benn Michaels in "Critical Inquiry" (8:4) – strikes some...
Quest History and Meaning in Religion
ISBN: PB: 9780226203867, University of Chicago Press, May 1985
187 pp., 23x15 cm
In "The Quest Mircea Eliade" stresses the cultural function that a study of the history of religions can play in a secularized society. He writes for the intelligent general reader in the hope that what he calls a new humanism "will be engendered by...
How New York Stole the Idea of Modern Art
ISBN: PB: 9780226310398, University of Chicago Press, April 1985
288 pp., 23x15.2 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction 1. New York, 1935-1941: The De-Marxization of the Intelligentsia 2. The Second World War and the Attempt to Establish an Independent American Art 3. The Creation of an American Avant-Garde, 1945-1947 4. Su...
History of Religious Ideas, Volume 2 From Gautama Buddha to the Triumph of Christianity
ISBN: PB: 9780226204031, University of Chicago Press, January 1985
580 pp., 23x15 cm
In volume 2 of this monumental work, Mircea Eliade continues his magisterial progress through the history of religious ideas. The religions of ancient China, Brahmanism and Hinduism, Buddha and his contemporaries, Roman religion, Celtic and German re...