The Myth of the Enlightenment: Essays

The Myth of the Enlightenment: Essays

by Frederick Glaysher


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780982677834
Publisher: Earthrise Press
Publication date: 09/04/2014
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi

I The Myth of the Enlightenment

“Of True Religion” by John Milton 15

Tolstoy and the Last Station of Modernity 20

Leo Tolstoy’s Hadji Murad 36

The Poet’s Religion of Rabindranath Tagore 40

Tagore and Literary Adaptation 66

Saul Bellow’s Ravelstein—The Closing of the American Soul 73

Robert Hayden Under a High Window of Angell Hall 80

Aristotle’s Poetics and Epic Poetry 95

Decadence, East and West 99

The Post-Gutenberg Revolution—A Manifesto 119

The Quantum Physics of the Soul 141

II Reviews and Interviews

Ben Jonson’s Bartholomew Fair 147

The American Scholar and the Decline of the English Department 149

Fang Lizhi and Human Rights in China 154

Bitter Winds, Indeed 158

Global Tragedies of Our Own Making 162

To My Opposite Number in Texas 164

Interview of the Author of The Bower of Nil 170

My Odyssey as an Epic Poet: Interview 180

III Race in America

Robert Hayden’s Angle of Ascent 195

Creating Equal. Ward Connerly 202

Enough... Juan Williams 203

White Guilt. Shelby Steele 207

Reawakening the Dream. Shelby Steele 211

The Quest for Cosmic Justice. Thomas Sowell 214

Black Rednecks and White Liberals. Thomas Sowell 217

For Betty—Oh God, What Have We Done? David Horowitz 223

Winning the Race. John McWhorter 225

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