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The Resource Nostalgia for the absolute, George Steiner

Nostalgia for the absolute, George Steiner

Label
Nostalgia for the absolute
Title
Nostalgia for the absolute
Statement of responsibility
George Steiner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Writer and scholar George Steiner's Massey Lectures are just as cogent today as when he delivered them in 1974 -- perhaps even more so. He argues that Western culture's moral and emotional emptiness stems from the decay of formal religion. He examines the alternate mythologies (Marxism, etc.) and fads of irrationality (astrology, the occult). Steiner argues that this decay and the failure of the mythologies have created a nostalgia for the absolute that is growing and leading us to a massive clash between truth and human survival. Ultimately he suggests that we can only reduce the impact of this collision course if we continue, as disinterestedly as possible, to ask questions and seek answers in the face of our increasingly complex world
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1929-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Steiner, George
Dewey number
209.04
Index
no index present
LC call number
BR127
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
CBC Massey Lecture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Freud, Sigmund
  • Lévi-Strauss, Claude
  • Marx, Karl
  • Christianity
  • Civilization, Modern
Label
Nostalgia for the absolute, George Steiner
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=636950
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local libraries
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I The Secular Messiahs; II Voyages in to the Interior; III The Last Garden; IV The Little Green Men; V Does the Truth Have a Future?
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780887848698
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00366280
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
1F87F2B2-68AF-428F-8C29-7D35E1773FC0
System control number
  • 6462831
  • ocn753480406
  • (OCoLC)753480406
Label
Nostalgia for the absolute, George Steiner
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=636950
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local libraries
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I The Secular Messiahs; II Voyages in to the Interior; III The Last Garden; IV The Little Green Men; V Does the Truth Have a Future?
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780887848698
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00366280
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
1F87F2B2-68AF-428F-8C29-7D35E1773FC0
System control number
  • 6462831
  • ocn753480406
  • (OCoLC)753480406

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