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Panic Among the Philistines Bryan F. Griffin

Panic Among the Philistines

Bryan F. Griffin

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ISBN : 9780895266330
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259 pages
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The publication in Harpers in the summer of 1981 of Bryan F. Griffins two-part article describing the collapse of the American cultural establishment created an uproar. Readers by the hundreds wrote to express their views pro and con, andMoreThe publication in Harpers in the summer of 1981 of Bryan F. Griffins two-part article describing the collapse of the American cultural establishment created an uproar. Readers by the hundreds wrote to express their views pro and con, and representatives of the literary community were quick to take sides. The publication of the Harpers articles was an Event, and its tremors are still evident. Now Bryan Griffin has returned to the fray. In a greatly expanded and even more uproarious version of Panic Among the Philistines, he identifies - and suggests a cure for - what he sees as the fundamental intellectual disease of our time. With scathing and sometimes hilarious examples, Mr. Griffin paints a refreshingly unorthodox picture of the popular writers, critics and journalists who celebrate the mediocre and even the depraved in an age when everything was Great precisely because nothing was very good, as he calls for a renewed dedication to the ancient artistic ideals of moral, aesthetic, spiritual, and intellectual splendor.