The Intellectual American

The Intellectual American : Observations on Film, Literature, Music, and American Culture

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In his first collection of essays, author and educator Eric B. Olsen offers the reader a wide range of analytical thought and cultural criticism. The book opens by examining the history of film in the twentieth century and then analyzing literature from ancient Greek drama to modern American poetry, as well as commenting on jazz and popular music. The final group of essays concerns topics as diverse as climate change, popular culture, religion, anti-intellectualism and politics. Drawing on a broad base of literary and social criticism, from the philosophical thought of Plato and Aristotle to the writings of Lionel Trilling and Richard Hofstadter, The Intellectual American is a work of confident scholarship and the herald of a new voice in American letters.
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  • Paperback | 436 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25mm | 635g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1543471994
  • 9781543471991

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