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Russell Kirk : A Critical Biography of a Conservative Mind - James E. Person

Russell Kirk

A Critical Biography of a Conservative Mind

Hardcover Published: 1st May 2005
ISBN: 9781568331317
Number Of Pages: 280

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This first full-length treatment of Russell Kirk's life and accomplishments blends new biographical insights and critical perspectives about the author of the ground-breaking The Conservative Mind.

Deft, informative, and amazingly comprehensive; friendly to its subject but not slavishly so. The University Bookman [Person's] book represents a signal contribution to Kirk scholarship. Chronicles

Preface
Memory and the Continuum of Time: Russell Kirk's Lifep. 1
A Reminder and a Challenge: The Conservative Mindp. 30
Virtue and the Historical Consciousness: Kirk's Writings on Historyp. 57
For Virtue and Wisdom: Kirk on Educationp. 81
Laws Written and Unwritten: Kirk on the Roots of American Justicep. 96
Horror and Redemption: Kirk's Short Stories and Lord of the Hollow Darkp. 109
Novels Gothic to Baroque: Old House of Fear and A Creature of the Twilightp. 136
To Rouse and Fortify the Living: Kirk as a Critic of Literaturep. 151
Toward a Tolerable Social Order: Kirk's Social Criticismp. 173
Two Cheers for the Market Economy: Kirk on "the Dismal Science"p. 201
Kirk's Significance and Influencep. 214
Selected Bibliographyp. 221
Sources Consultedp. 229
Indexp. 237
About the Authorp. 249
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ISBN: 9781568331317
ISBN-10: 1568331312
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st May 2005
Publisher: Derrydale Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.8  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.52