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Title:The Intellectuals and The Masses: Pride and Prejudice Among the Literary Intelligentsia, 1880-1939
Format Type:Ebook
Author:John Carey
Publisher:Chicago Review Press
ISBN:0897335074
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:246
Category:Non fiction, History, Politics, Criticism, Literary criticism, Literature, Philosophy

The Intellectuals and The Masses: Pride and Prejudice Among the Literary Intelligentsia, 1880-1939 by John Carey

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Intellectuals and The Masses: Pride and Prejudice Among the Literary Intelligentsia, 1880-1939 In this landmark study John Carey analyzes the elitest views of some of the most highly respected literary icons of the late th and early th centuries This book as defined in his preface is about the response of the English literary intelligentsia to the new phenomenon of mass culture Readers may be shocked to learn that H G Wells liked to think that this newly emerged mass would be eliminated by plague and atomic bombs that Yeats wished them to perish in an apocalyptic war against the educated classes and that D H Lawrence visualized a huge lethal chamber in which they could be exterminated John Carey s devastating attack on the intellectuals exposes the loathing which the mass of humanity ignited in many of the virtual founders of modern culture G B Shaw Ezra Pound James Joyce E M Forster Virginia Woolf T S Eliot and others Professor Carey compares their detestation of common humanity to Nietzsche whose philosophy helped create the atmosphere leading to the rise of Adolph Hitler Any student of modern literature and history will find John Carey s incisive book both enlightening and disturbing an essential read for a full understanding of where we are today

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