Growing Up Absurd

Growing Up Absurd

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by Paul Goodman
     
 
In this book, the author assumes that the young really need a more worthwhile world in order to grow up at all, and confronts this real need with the world that they have been getting.

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In this book, the author assumes that the young really need a more worthwhile world in order to grow up at all, and confronts this real need with the world that they have been getting.

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John K. Galbraith
I have a feeling that a considerable part of the current spate of criticism of American life is coming to display the qualities being criticized. It is slick and superficial--designed for, and merchandized to, the mass market in criticism...All of this by way of saying that Paul Goodman, a man deeply dissatisfied with things as they are, deserves more attention than other less conscientious objectors. His book is anything but slick... Books of the Century, The New York Times review October 1960

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394700328
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/12/1962
Product dimensions:
4.33(w) x 7.22(h) x 0.71(d)

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Growing Up Absurd 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's really too bad that Paul Goodman's name doesn't carry the weight of other thinkers of his day. Goodman's ideas are practical and useful, and many of them still need implementation, even 40 years after they were set forth. Reading Goodman makes you understand what the real problems are, and his solutions are brilliant -- he solves the problem without creating another. A true genius.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The most pressing questions confronting American families, and increasingly those in every country, are addressed in this classic. It gets more relevant every day.