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The Cultural Life of Modern America

Knut Hamsun

Edited and translated by Barbara Gordon Morgridge

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674332232

Publication Date: 01/01/1969

166 pages


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  • Editor's Introduction: The Cultural Life of Modern America
  • Preface
  • The Cultural Climate
    • I. Patriotism
    • II. Hostility to Foreigners
  • Literature
    • I. Journalism
    • II. Writing and Writers
      • Whitman
      • Emerson
  • The Visual Arts
    • Painting and Sculpture
  • Dramatic Art
    • I. Plays and Players
    • II. Hostility to Foreigners
  • The Cultural Harvest
    • I. Concepts of Freedom
    • II. Crime and the Judicial System
    • III. Conditions in the Schools
    • IV. Morality and the Churches
    • V. Etiquette
  • Conclusion
  • Editor’s Notes

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