THE CHARLES ELIOT NORTON LECTURES
Cover: In Defence of the Imagination, from Harvard University PressCover: In Defence of the Imagination in PAPERBACK

In Defence of the Imagination

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$31.50 • £25.95 • €28.50

ISBN 9780674445406

Publication Date: 01/01/1984

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224 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures

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Dame Helen is on the offensive, attacking, with the greatest gusto, the latest fads of the new criticism… Learned, lucid, fearless, and funny, the Oxford emeritus professor is at war with pretentiousness and presumption.The New Yorker

Her pages shine with learning, with her own pleasure in literature and her own perceptions: there is nothing negative or merely destructive in her criticisms.The Observer Review

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Jacket: An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns, by Bruno Latour, translated by Catherine Porter, from Harvard University Press

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