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War and the Intellectuals: Collected Essays, 1915-1919
     

War and the Intellectuals: Collected Essays, 1915-1919

by Randolph S. Bourne, Carl Resek (Editor)
 

Although he died at the age of thirty-two, Randolph Bourne (1886-1918) left a body of writing on politics, culture, and literature that made him one of the most influential public intellectuals of the twentieth century, and a hero of the American left. The twenty-eight essays of this volume--among them, War and the Intellectuals, the analysis of the warfare state

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Although he died at the age of thirty-two, Randolph Bourne (1886-1918) left a body of writing on politics, culture, and literature that made him one of the most influential public intellectuals of the twentieth century, and a hero of the American left. The twenty-eight essays of this volume--among them, War and the Intellectuals, the analysis of the warfare state that made Bourne the foremost critic of American entry into World War 1, and Trans-National America, his manifesto for cultural pluralism in America--show Bourne at his most passionate and incisive as they trace his search for the true wellsprings of nationalism and American culture.

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In his short life, Bourne (1886-1918) managed to become one of the most influential public intellectuals of the century and a hero of the American left. Seven of the 21 essays here analyze the warfare state that made him a critic of US entry into World War I. The rest are a sampling of his advocacy for cultural pluralism in the country. The two best known are the title essay and Trans-National America. No index is supplied. The 1964 edition was published by Harper and Row. Paper edition (unseen), $9.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872205017
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/1999
Pages:
197
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Carl Resek is Professor Emeritus of History, State University of New York at Purchase.

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