NON FICTION: The History of a Club with No Members ; Absent Minds: Intellectuals in Britain by Stefan Collini OXFORD Pounds 25 Pounds 25 P&PFREE) 08700 798 897
Bostridge, Mark, The Independent on Sunday (London, England)
This is a book about a question, or rather a series of interrelated questions concerning the position occupied by intellectuals in Britain during the 20th century. Have such figures ever truly existed in this country and - if one accepts that they have - why have they so long been considered as absent, or their influence as marginal? Are intellectuals, in fact, an exotic species whose natural habitat is always elsewhere, most stereotypically in Parisian cafes on the Left Bank, of the kind once populated by Jean- Paul Sartre and his disciples? And, do intellectuals have a future in the 21st century, or are they on the verge of becoming extinct?
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Publication information: Article title: NON FICTION: The History of a Club with No Members ; Absent Minds: Intellectuals in Britain by Stefan Collini OXFORD Pounds 25 Pounds 25 P&PFREE) 08700 798 897. Contributors: Bostridge, Mark - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent on Sunday (London, England). Publication date: May 7, 2006. Page number: 28. © 2009 The Independent on Sunday. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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