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Growing up Absurd

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ISBN-10: 1590175816

ISBN-13: 9781590175811

Edition: 2012

Authors: Paul Goodman, Casey Nelson Black, Susan Sontag

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Paul Goodman’sGrowing Up Absurdwas a runaway bestseller when it was first published in 1960 and it became one of the defining texts of the nascent New Left. Goodman, at the time well into middle age, was a maverick anarchist who broke every mold, and did it brilliantly—he was a novelist, poet, and a social theorist, among a host of other things—and the book’s success established him as one of America’s most unusual and trenchant critics, combining vast learning, an astute mind, utopian sympathies, and a wonderfully hands-on way with words.Growing Up Absurdtakes the crisis of disaffected youth as indicative of the crisis within the culture at large, which Goodman describes as being run by…    
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Book details

List price: $21.50
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
Publication date: 9/11/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Paul Goodman was the author of Growing Up Absurdand many other books.Percival Goodman was an artist, illustrator, sculptor and painter as well as an architect and author.

Critic and writer Susan Sontag was born in New York City on January 16, 1933. She earned her B.A. from the University of Chicago and did graduate work in philosophy, literature and theology at Harvard University and Saint Anne's College, Oxford. She is the author of 17 books including four novels, a collection of short stories, several plays, and eight works of nonfiction. Her stories and essays have appeared in numerous magazines including The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, and Art in America. She has also written and directed four feature films and stage plays in the United States and Europe. She has received numerous awards including the 2003…