The Way We Live Now
Dilemmas in Contemporary Culture
By (author) Richard Hoggart
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Way We Live Now by Richard Hoggart
Book Description'This is his most powerful book since "The Uses of Literacy" and...deserves to be equally widely read' - "Sunday Times". Richard Hoggart is one of Britain's most distinguished cultural critics. In this clear-eyed and controversial book he sets himself to take the temperature of the nation at the end of the 20th century - to test its blood for health and heartiness, sample its imagination for largeness and magnanimity, conduct examinations of its intelligence, judgement and moral sense. As always, he makes us see how responsible we all are for the way we live now. 'Compelling, very important' - "New Statesman and Society".
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780712673518
(198mm x 129mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Oct-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard Hoggart
Uses of Literacy, Paperback (October 2009)
When a society becomes more affluent, does it lose other values? Are the skills that education and literacy gave millions wasted on consuming pop culture? Do the media coerce us into a world of the superficial and the material - or can they be a force for good? This book asks these questions.
Road to Wigan Pier, Paperback (February 2001)
Deals with the working-class life in the bleak industrial heartlands of Yorkshire and Lancashire in the 1930s, the Road to Wigan Pier is a brilliant and bitter polemic that has lost none of its political impact over time. This title includes descriptions of social injustice, cramped slum housing, dangerous mining conditions, squalor, and more.
Way of All Flesh, Paperback (July 1973)» View all books by Richard Hoggart
Throws a subversive brick at the smug face of Victorian domesticity. Published in 1903, a year after Butler's death, this novel is a thinly disguised account of his own childhood and youth 'in the bosom of a Christian family'.
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Author Biography - Richard Hoggart
Richard Hoggart was born in Leeds and educated at Leeds University. As Professor of Modern English Literature at Birmingham University, he founded the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies. For five years he was assistant Director of Unesco at its headquarters in Paris, where he and his wife still live. Until 1984 he was Warden of Goldsmith's College, University of London. His many works range from The Uses of Literacy, Speaking to Each Other, An English Temper, to An Idea of Europe (with Douglas Johnson). His recent work includes the highly acclaimed autobiographical trilogy A Local Habitation, A Sort of Clowning, and An Imagined Life, and the inimitable study of modern provincial life, Townscape with Figures: Farnham - Portrait of an English Town.
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