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Dwight Macdonald on Culture

The Happy Warrior of the Mind, Reconsidered

by Tadeusz Lewandowski (Author)
Monographs 147 Pages

Summary

Dwight Macdonald was the most prominent excoriator of mass culture in the 1950s and ’60s. Since that time his reputation has not fared well. Derided as elitist and passé, his tracts now represent everything wrong-headed about mid-century cultural criticism. Nonetheless, Macdonald remains relevant and deserves reconsideration. His detractors, though uncovering many of Macdonald’s failings, have in part misunderstood him, while the field of cultural studies has misclassified his essays in the radical rather than conservative tradition of criticism. Dwight Macdonald on Culture seeks to amend previous misconceptions, offering new perspectives on a figure who grappled with issues of culture that remain ever-pertinent.

Details

Pages
147
ISBN (PDF)
9783653024289
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631626900
Language
English
Publication date
2013 (May)
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2013. 147 pp.

Biographical notes

Tadeusz Lewandowski (Author)

Tadeusz Lewandowski, PhD, teaches at Opole University (Poland). A graduate of the University of Rochester and Opole University, he has taught at the State University of New York, and published a book on Polish/English interlingual errors along with many articles in American and European journals.

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