The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations

The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations

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by Christopher Lasch
     
 

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When The Culture of Narcissism was first published, it was clear that Christopher Lasch had identified something important: what was happening to American society in the wake of the decline of the family over the last century.

The book quickly became a bestseller. This edition includes a new afterword, "The Culture of Narcissism Revisited."See more details below

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When The Culture of Narcissism was first published, it was clear that Christopher Lasch had identified something important: what was happening to American society in the wake of the decline of the family over the last century.

The book quickly became a bestseller. This edition includes a new afterword, "The Culture of Narcissism Revisited."

Editorial Reviews

Frank Kermode
Ranging with much virtuosity over the whole of modern life, he finds evidence only of change and decay. . . .Professor Lasch. . .provide[s] us with a black survey of the way we live now, and leave[s] us to use all our resources of theory and skepticism to make the best we can of it. —The New York Times Books of the Century
Time
“Formidable intellectual grasp and the kind of moral conviction rarely found in contemporary, value-neutral history and sociology. . . . Lasch is on to something quite real.”
Michael Rogin
“Christopher Lasch has gone to the heart of our culture. The insights into personality and its social context are stunning. This is a courageous, important book.”
Bruce Mazlish
“Cultural history at its best. . . . Provokes, startles, and keeps the reader arguing with himself as well as with the writer. . . . A book of fundamental importance.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393348354
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/05/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
174,421
File size:
1 MB

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