The age of the crisis of man: Thoughts and fiction in America 1933-1973

The age of the crisis of man: Thoughts and fiction in America 1933-1973
Mark Greif
Ed. Princeton University Press
Date de publication : 14/04/2016

In a midcentury American cultural episode forgotten today, intellectuals of all schools shared a belief that human nature was under threat. The immediate result was a glut of dense, abstract books on the "nature of man." But the dawning "age of the crisis of man," as Mark Greif calls it, was far more than a historical curiosity. In this ambitious intellectual and literary history, Greif recovers this lost line of thought to show how it influenced society, politics, and culture before, during, and long after World War II. (présentation de l'éditeur)