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The Resource Russell Kirk : American conservative, Bradley J. Birzer

Russell Kirk : American conservative, Bradley J. Birzer

Label
Russell Kirk : American conservative
Title
Russell Kirk
Title remainder
American conservative
Statement of responsibility
Bradley J. Birzer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Merging from two decades of the Great Depression and the New Deal and facing the rise of radical ideologies abroad, the American Right seemed beaten, broken, and adrift in the early 1950s. Although conservative luminaries such as T. S. Eliot, William F. Buckley Jr., Leo Strauss, and Eric Voegelin all published important works at this time, none of their writings would match the influence of Russell Kirk's 1953 masterpiece The Conservative Mind. This seminal book became the intellectual touchstone for a reinvigorated movement and began a sea change in Americans' attitudes toward traditionalism. In Russell Kirk, Bradley J. Birzer investigates the life and work of the man known as the founder of postwar conservatism in America. Drawing on papers and diaries that have only recently become available to the public, Birzer presents a thorough exploration of Kirk's intellectual roots and development. The first to examine the theorist's prolific writings on literature and culture, this magisterial study illuminates Kirk's lasting influence on figures such as T. S. Eliot, William F. Buckley Jr., and Senator Barry Goldwater--who persuaded a reluctant Kirk to participate in his campaign for the presidency in 1964. While several books examine the evolution of postwar conservatism and libertarianism, surprisingly few works explore Kirk's life and thought in detail. This engaging biography not only offers a fresh and thorough assessment of one of America's most influential thinkers but also reasserts his humane vision in an increasingly inhumane time
Biography type
contains biographical information
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1967-
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Birzer, Bradley J.
Dewey number
320.52092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kirk, Russell
  • Conservatism
Label
Russell Kirk : American conservative, Bradley J. Birzer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Desert humanist -- 2. Stoic prophet -- 3. Recovering the conservative mind -- 4. A Christian humanism -- 5. A republic of letters in the modern age -- 6. Sojourning the waste land : friendship, thought, and poetry in the age of Eliot -- 7. The politics of the impossible -- 8. Ghosts in the machine ... and the house -- 9. The center cannot hold -- 10. The married Bohemian -- Conclusion : poetry against boredom
Control code
ocn921843480
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (574 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813166209
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unknown
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)921843480
Label
Russell Kirk : American conservative, Bradley J. Birzer
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Desert humanist -- 2. Stoic prophet -- 3. Recovering the conservative mind -- 4. A Christian humanism -- 5. A republic of letters in the modern age -- 6. Sojourning the waste land : friendship, thought, and poetry in the age of Eliot -- 7. The politics of the impossible -- 8. Ghosts in the machine ... and the house -- 9. The center cannot hold -- 10. The married Bohemian -- Conclusion : poetry against boredom
Control code
ocn921843480
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (574 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813166209
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)921843480

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