The Rise And Fall Of The Man Of Letters by John Gross

This book provides a comprehensive history and analysis of the intellectual and cultural role of writers and critics in English society from the early 19th century to the late 20th century. It explores the evolution of the "man of letters" - intellectuals who were not just writers or scholars but also influential cultural critics and commentators. The narrative delves into how these figures shaped public opinion and literary taste through their essays, reviews, and editorial work, and how their influence waned with the rise of new media and changing social dynamics. The work is both a tribute to the contributions of these individuals and a critical examination of their legacy in the face of modern challenges to traditional forms of cultural authority.

The 3094th greatest book of all time


Published
1969
Nationality
British
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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