First and Last Things

First and Last Things

by Richard Hoggart
     
 

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As professor of modern English literature at Birmingham University (UK), Richard Hoggart founded the Center for Contemporary Cultural Studies. In this text, originally published in 1999, Hoggart draws upon a lifetime of scholarship while examining a number of life's "big questions." Topics include, for example, the origins of conscience, the nature of memory, the

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As professor of modern English literature at Birmingham University (UK), Richard Hoggart founded the Center for Contemporary Cultural Studies. In this text, originally published in 1999, Hoggart draws upon a lifetime of scholarship while examining a number of life's "big questions." Topics include, for example, the origins of conscience, the nature of memory, the relationship between capitalism and democracy, and the five senses. The volume is not indexed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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As professor of modern English literature at Birmingham University (UK), Richard Hoggart founded the Center for Contemporary Cultural Studies. In this text, originally published in 1999, Hoggart draws upon a lifetime of scholarship while examining a number of life's "big questions." Topics include, for example, the origins of conscience, the nature of memory, the relationship between capitalism and democracy, and the five senses. The volume is not indexed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher

"Anecdotal, eccentric but wholly enchanting and wise.... [A] lovely book by a lovely man."

—Bernard Crick, Independent

"Profound, funny, modest and necessary."

—Philip Oakes, Times Literary Supplement

"An excellent writer.... essentially timeless."

—John Gross, Sunday Telegraph

"The perfect elegiac postscript... not only arresting but original."

—Anthony Howard, Sunday Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765801463
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
05/22/2002
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Hoggart, as professor of modern English literature at Birmingham University, founded the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies. He has authored or edited over twenty-five books, including Between Two Worlds: Politics, Anti-Politics, and the Unpolitical, The Uses of Literacy, and The Tyranny of Relativism, all available from Transaction.

Richard Hoggart, as professor of modern English literature at Birmingham University, founded the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies. He has authored or edited over twenty-five books, including Between Two Worlds: Politics, Anti-Politics, and the Unpolitical, The Uses of Literacy, and The Tyranny of Relativism, all available from Transaction.

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