Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts (Paperback)
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Short Description for Cultural Amnesia Containing more than 100 original essays organized by quotations, James illuminates, rescues, or occasionally destroys the careers of many of the greatest thinkers, humanists, musicians, artists, and philosophers of the 20th century. 110 photographs.
- Published: 17 September 2008
- Format: Paperback 912 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780393333541 ISBN 10: 039333354X
- Sales rank: 23,708
Full description for Cultural Amnesia
Finally in paperback after six hardcover printings, this international bestseller is an encyclopedic A-Z masterpiece the perfect introduction to the very core of Western humanism. Clive James rescues, or occasionally destroys, the careers of many of the greatest thinkers, humanists, musicians, artists, and philosophers of the twentieth century. Soaring to Montaigne-like heights, Cultural Amnesia is precisely the book to burnish these memories of a Western civilization that James fears is nearly lost.