Promises to Keep: Thoughts in Old Age

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The outstanding quality of Richard Hoggart's new book is its charm. In the style of Montaigne, Hoggart looks back over his years and pinpoints those human qualities which have come to mean most to him and which he has appreciated in others. Part of this man's charm derives from the fact that like most truly great men he is also extremely self-effacing. Literacy and the use of language remain an abiding concern of Professor Hoggart but he also analyses in these pages the nature of human courage, the uses of memory, the true purposes of education, love and charity, and the approach of the Grim Reaper. Throughout, Hoggart considers the public ideas and events which have interested him, and their intertwinings with his personal life. Examples would be- the family, politics, the intellectual life, beliefs and morals, words and writing. All of these are looked at through what the author describes as his 'time telescope'. Thus this book is not a theoretical or abstract record. Its argument is illustrated from life. We live in the age of the cult of youth and personality. Our lives are increasingly driven and influenced by The Media.But in these pages is contained the wisdom of one of the most astute and perceptive of our contemporary critics - a literary, social and cultural judge who is also very greatly loved by his admirers.

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Richard Hoggart is a distinguished cultural critic and author of The Uses of Literacy, his most celebrated book. Formerly Professor of English at Birmingham he has sat on many government advisory committees and was Chairman of the National Book League.

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'A revealing and amusing book... although he writes as an agnostic, he returns again and again to Christianity.' (Church Times)

'Part of the book's charm is its unpredictability. You can never be sure what is waiting for you as you turn the page... a beguiling melange of anecdote and consideration... we can be grateful for Richard Hoggart's unemphatic words.' Times Literary Supplement

'...modest and engaging.' (Blake Morrison The Guardian)

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'this is a timely and important book, and a very good one. Alongside quotations garnered from a lifetime's reading, there is much to treasure....The elderly should read this, find comfort and enjoy their sunset's many consolations. The young should read it, take stock and relearn to respect their elders.' The Times, 04/11/2006 (Times)

"Hoggart's accounts are rich in detail and in personal leaps of imagination, doubts and tremors." "a reflective book, with a conversational style, which made me think about the 'discourse of empathy' and the potential contribution of cultural studies to enlarge gerontology's disciplinary foundations." Ageing and Society Vol.27-2007, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge Journals)

'...modest and engaging.' (Sanford Lakoff The Guardian)

"Hoggart's accounts are rich in detail and in personal leaps of imagination, doubts and tremors." "a reflective book, with a conversational style, which made me think about the 'discourse of empathy' and the potential contribution of cultural studies to enlarge gerontology's disciplinary foundations." Ageing and Society Vol.27-2007, Cambridge University Press (Sanford Lakoff)

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