Author:BARNES, C.MACKAYE-, ETC., GERWIN, D., ET AL

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For the Love of Literature A Celebration of Language and Imagination

By: BARNES, C.MACKAYE-, ETC., GERWIN, D., ET AL

Price: $35.95

Publisher: United States, Anthroposophic Press Inc: 1996

Seller ID: 892

ISBN: 0880104163


Illustrations A largely unnoticed component of the current educational, social, and even ecological, crisis lies hidden in the decline in the value accorded to what we rightly call the "humanities". The study of the living words of great literature -- Homer, Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare, the Romantic poets, the Russian novelists -- no longer forms the basis of the curriculum of the human soul. Marginalized, politicized, and devalued, the imagination is disparaged and young people are fed instead a monotonous diet of information, scientism, and technological know-how. These things ... View more info