Against the Grain: The New Criterion on Art and Intellect at the End of the Twentieth Century

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"As a critical periodical The New Criterion is probably more consistently worth reading than any other magazine in English."―Julian Symons, Times Literary Supplement. Since its founding in 1982, The New Criterion has emerged as the foremost voice of critical dissent in the culture wars now raging throughout American society. Against the Grain brings together more than forty of the magazine's most incisive essays, challenging radical orthodoxies on a wide range of controversial subjects, from the philosophy of Michel Foucault to the art of Anselm Kiefer to the rationale of multiculturalism. Samuel Lipman writes on the future of classical music, Hilton Kramer on the plight of today's art museum, Joseph Epstein on the poet C. P Cavafy, and Roger Kimball on the treason of the intellectuals, as well as John Simon on Vladimir Nabokov and Donald Lyons on Angels in America. The collection contains thoughtful reevaluations of Henry James, Jean Genet, Harold Laski, A. E. Housman, Willem de Kooning, and Frederick Douglass. Written with wit, clarity, and fierce independence, Against the Grain is a major contribution to sanity and common sense on the most contentious cultural issues of the day.

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Since its founding in 1982, The New Criterion has emerged as the foremost voice of critical dissent in the culture wars now raging throughout American society. This book brings together an abundant selection of the magazine's most incisive essays, sparkling examples of wit, clarity, and fierce independence that have made The New Criterion one of our most respected sources of critical opinion. Challenging the radical orthodoxies that have disfigured contemporary intellectual debate, the essays in Against the Grain cover a wide range of controversial subjects, from the philosophy of Michel Foucault to the apocalyptic kitsch of Anselm Kiefer, from the scandals of political correctness and multiculturalism to the state of Latin American literature and politics. Samuel Lipman writes on the future of classical music; Hilton Kramer on the plight of the art museum today; Joseph Epstein on the poet C. P. Cavafy; Roger Kimball on the treason of the intellectuals; and Harvey Mansfield on the continuing significance of the original debate over the Constitution.

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Hilton Kramer is editor of The New Criterion and author, most recently, of The Twilight of the Intellectuals. Roger Kimball is managing editor of The New Criterion and author of The Long March, Experiments Against Reality, and Tenured Radicals. Together Messrs. Kramer and Kimball have also edited The Future of the European Past, and The Betrayal of Liberalism.

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