Partisan Review, Vol. LVIII, No. 2, 1991. William Phillips, James Atlas, Morris Dickstein, Nathan Glazer, Edith Kurzweil, Hilton Kramer, Czeslaw Milosz, Roger Shattuck.

Partisan Review, Vol. LVIII, No. 2, 1991

ISBN: (ISSN)00312525
Boston, MA: Partisan Review, Inc., 1991. First Printing. Softcover. This Special Issue number of the venerable American literary journal is sub-titled "The Changing Culture of the University." As explained in the Introduction by Executive Editor & contributor Edith Kurzweil: "It is unusual for Partisan Review to publish an entire issue on one subject, but then our conference on "The Changing Culture of the University" was an unusual event...As you will note from the names of our participants, and from the topics, we tried to include experts from most of the humanist disciplines and attempted to cover many of the issues that preoccupy not only humanities scholars within the university but their students and the general public as well." (pg. 185) Many of the most esteemed, well-known authors & academicians including James Atlas, Morris Dickstein, Nathan Glazer, Edith Kurzweil, Hilton Kramer, Czeslaw Milosz, William Phillips (also Editor of PR), Roger Shattuck & others wrestle intellectually with such topics as "The Crisis in Our Culture," "The Impact of the Media," "The Remaking of the Canon" & so forth. With brief notes on contributors, contemporary ads, etc. Not to be sarcastic, but this must be among the high-water marks of American over-intellectual bloviation, and the ever-further changes to the "culture of the university" in the nearly three decades since this compendium was first published probably make its contents seem quaint. Nevertheless, this is a landmark number in the venerable, collectible PR series, very desirable for our collectors in the proverbial Ivory Tower. In very fine condition with only very light rubbing to front, back covers & spine; very light wear & a few tiny bumps & creases at thin edges & corners of same; several very small areas of surface loss along spine & esp. upper spine-edge. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at upper corners of a few page leaves; subscription card sheet neatly removed from between pages 306-307 & not present; otherwise substantially mint. Very Fine. [Item #3271]

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