Leopards in the Temple: Selected Essays 1990-2000

Leopards in the Temple: Selected Essays 1990-2000

by Steven Carter
     
 

What is the role of the traditional Judeo-Christian concept of otherness in a secularized, high-tech society such as our own? In a world governed by the extensions of man—television, the telephone, the automobile, and the Internet—what happens to cultural values once held to be spiritual? In Leopards in the Temple: Selected Essays 1990-2000, Steven

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What is the role of the traditional Judeo-Christian concept of otherness in a secularized, high-tech society such as our own? In a world governed by the extensions of man—television, the telephone, the automobile, and the Internet—what happens to cultural values once held to be spiritual? In Leopards in the Temple: Selected Essays 1990-2000, Steven Carter explores the myriad ways in which technology and its "muses"—media entertainment and advertising, the so-called culture of electronics plus capitalism—are in the process of recycling metaphysical values in postmodern American life.

Editorial Reviews

Dorota Janowska
Fiction prevails over reality, image over object, machine over man. Such is the process of internalizing the Other that Steven Carter presents in this most disquieting, but nevertheless entertaining book.
Edwin J. Barton
To their credit, Carter’s books make honorable attempts to shore against our ruins a devotion to the powers of erudition, critical analysis, and judgment. In the words of Ezra Pound in Canto LXXXI, ‘Here error is all in the not done, all in the diffidence that faltered. . .’ For Steven Carter, these are words to live by.
Bridges - Dr. Pauline M. Kaurin
Carter's book provides a fascinating read and thought-provoking insights.
From The Foreword - Arthur J. Spring
Steven Carter has, I believe, made an important contribution to the study of metaphysics in our time. Such a voice ought to be heard.
Bridges
Carter's book provides a fascinating read and thought-provoking insights.
— Dr. Pauline M. Kaurin, Pacific Lutheran University
From the Foreword by Arthur J. Spring
Steven Carter has, I believe, made an important contribution to the study of metaphysics in our time. Such a voice ought to be heard.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761821007
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
11/19/2001
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.66(d)

Meet the Author

Steven Carter is the author of five books of literary and cultural criticism, including Bearing Across: Studies in Literature and Science (University Press of America, 2002). In 1989 he was awarded the Schachterle Prize by the National Society for Literature and Science. In 2001 he became the only two-time winner of Italy's coveted Nuove Lettere International Poetry and Literature Prize. A former Senior Fulbright Fellow at two Polish universities, Professor Carter teaches at California State University, Bakersfield.

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