The Sword of Imagination

Memoirs of a Half-Century of Literary Conflict

by Russell Kirk

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From the inside cover: Russell Kirk (1918-1994) was an active participant in the intellectual, social, and political contests in our era. This memoir, written dispassionately in the third person, is a lively account of the literary and political controversies of more than half a century.

These chapters discuss the climate of opinion, the tribulations, and the prospects of modern culture....This book is as much a chronicle of the confusion and perplexities of the twentieth century as it is an autobiography. Philosophical insights and religious observations abound.

In style as in substance, this volume by a man of letters will interest a wide audience. Kirk's keen insight into the minds of children, his romantic courtship of a great beauty, his perceptions of human nature, his adventures in dark corners, and more make this book difficult to lay aside.

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From the inside cover: Russell Kirk (1918-1994) was an active participant in the intellectual, social, and political contests in our era. This memoir, written dispassionately in the third person, is a lively account of the literary and political controversies of more than half a century.

These chapters discuss the climate of opinion, the tribulations, and the prospects of modern culture....This book is as much a chronicle of the confusion and perplexities of the twentieth century as it is an autobiography. Philosophical insights and religious observations abound.

In style as in substance, this volume by a man of letters will interest a wide audience. Kirk's keen insight into the minds of children, his romantic courtship of a great beauty, his perceptions of human nature, his adventures in dark corners, and more make this book difficult to lay aside.

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Pages 497
Publisher ISI Books
What They're Saying... No
Eligible for Readers Club Discount Yes

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