Lives of the Mind
The Use and Abuse of Intelligence from Hegel to Wodehouse
By (author) Roger Kimball
Normal Price: $32.59
Your Price: $29.33 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.26! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.47 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 8-11 days
Lives of the Mind by Roger Kimball
Book DescriptionMr. Kimball, one of the best of our cultural critics, offers a lively and penetrating study of genius-and pseudo-genius-at work, and investigates the use and abuse of intelligence. Drawing on figures as various as Plutarch and Hegel, Kierkegaard and P.G. Wodehouse, Elias Canetti and Anthony Trollope, he provides a sharply observed tour of Western intellectual and artistic aspiration. "A master of the genre, as collections of his pieces attest, none more impressively than this set."-Booklist Starred Review.
Buy Lives of the Mind book by Roger Kimball from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9781566635240
(212mm x 139mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Ivan R Dee, Inc
Publisher: Ivan R Dee, Inc
Publish Date: 17-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Roger Kimball
Ideas Have Consequences, Paperback (November 2013)
Originally published in 1948, at the height of post-World War II optimism and confidence in collective security, this title uses "words hard as cannonballs" to present an unsparing diagnosis of the ills of the modern age. It argues that the decline of Western civilization resulted from the rising acceptance of relativism over absolute reality.
Future Tense, Hardback (October 2012)
Many observers assume that our culture is living through one of those "world historical moments" that Hegel talked about: a plastic moment when many of the traditional assumptions about the shape and future of the culture are suddenly in play. In this title, each essay writer steps back to reflect on where we are as a culture.
Athwart History: Half a Century of Polemics, Animadversions, and Illuminations, Paperback (June 2012)» View all books by Roger Kimball
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Lives of the Mind book by Roger Kimball and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Roger Kimball
Roger Kimball is managing editor of the New Criterion and an art critic for the London Spectator. His other books include Art's Prospect, Experiments Against Reality, The Long March, and Tenured Radicals. He lives in South Norwalk, Connecticut.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.