Intellectuals From Marx and Tolstoy to Sartre and Chomsky

ISBN-10: 0061253170
ISBN-13: 9780061253171
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Authors: Paul M. Johnson
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Description: A fascinating portrait of the minds that have shaped the modern world. In an intriguing series of case studies, Rousseau, Shelley, Marx, Ibsen, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Bertrand Russell, Brecht, Sartre, Edmund Wilson, Victor Gollancz, Lillian Hellman,  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

A fascinating portrait of the minds that have shaped the modern world. In an intriguing series of case studies, Rousseau, Shelley, Marx, Ibsen, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Bertrand Russell, Brecht, Sartre, Edmund Wilson, Victor Gollancz, Lillian Hellman, Cyril Connolly, Norman Mailer, James Baldwin, Kenneth Tynan, and Noam Chomsky, among others, are revealed as intellectuals both brilliant and contradictory, magnetic and dangerous.

Paul M. Johnson is Professor of Political Science at Auburn University.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau: 'An Interesting Madman'
Shelley, or the Heartlessness of Ideas
Karl Marx: 'Howling Gigantic Curses'
Henrik Ibsen: 'On the Contrary!'
Tolstoy: God's Elder Brother
The Deep Waters of Ernest Hemingway
Bertolt Brecht: Heart of Ice
Bertrand Russell: A Case of Logical Fiddlesticks
Jean-Paul Sartre: 'A Little Ball of Fur and Ink'
Edmund Wilson: A Brand from the Burning
The Troubled Conscience of Victor Gollancz
Lies, Damned Lies and Lillian Hellman
The Flight of Reason
Notes
Index

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