Upon its publication in Germany in 1983, this author's book stirred both critical acclaim and consternation, attracting a wide readership. He finds cynicism the dominant mode in contemporary culture, in personal and institutional settings; his book is both a history of the impulse and an investigation of its role today, among those whose earlier hopes for social change have crumbled and faded away.
Series: Theory & History of Literature,
Number Of Pages: 600
Published: 1st January 1988
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.5
Weight (kg): 0.82