Absent Minds: Intellectuals in Britain

Absent Minds: Intellectuals in Britain

by Stefan Collini
     
 

The first full-length account of "the question of intellectuals" in twentieth-century Britain. Leading intellectual historian and cultural commentator Stefan Collini challenges the myth that there are no "real" intellectuals in Britain and offers a persuasive analysis of 'the intellectual' as a concept as well as detailed discussions of

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The first full-length account of "the question of intellectuals" in twentieth-century Britain. Leading intellectual historian and cultural commentator Stefan Collini challenges the myth that there are no "real" intellectuals in Britain and offers a persuasive analysis of 'the intellectual' as a concept as well as detailed discussions of influential figures such as T.S. Eliot, George Orwell, and Edward Said.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199216659
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/06/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
996,543
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Stefan Collini is Professor of Intellectual History and English Literature at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Clare Hall. A frequent contributor to The Times Literary Supplement, The London Review of Books, and other periodicals both in Britain and the USA, his previous books include Public Moralists (1991), Matthew Arnold: a Critical Portrait (1994), and English Pasts (1999). He is a Fellow of both the British Academy and the Royal Historical Society.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Question of Intellectuals
Part One: The Terms of the Question
1. The History of a Word
2. A Matter of Definition
Part Two: Fonder Hearts
3. Anglo-Saxon Attitudes
4. Of Light and Leading
5. Highbrows and Other Aliens
6. The Long 1950s I: Happy Families
7. The Long 1950s II: Brave Causes
8. From New Left to Old Chestnut
Part Three: Comparative Perspectives
9. In their Natonal Habitat
10. Greener Grass: Letters from America
11. The Peculiarities of the French
12. The Translation of the Clerks
Part Four: Some Versions of Denial
13. Clerisy or Undesirables: T. S. Eliot
14. Professional Cackling: R. G. Collingwood
15. Other People: George Orwell
16. Nothing to Say: A. J. P. Taylor
17. No True Answers: A. J. Ayer
Part Five: Repeat Performances
18. Outsider Studies: The Glamour of Dissent
19. Media Studies: A Discourse of General Ideas
20. Long Views I: Specialization and its Discontents
21. Long Views II: From Authority to Celebrity?
Epilogue: No Elsewhere

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