A history book examining high and popular culture, family, race, gender and class relations, sexual attitudes and material conditions, and science and technology. A new section covers current social and economic problems and Britain's relationship with the European Union.
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John Ciardi was a distinguished poet and professor, having taught at Harvard and Rutgers universities, and a poetry editor of The Saturday Review. He was a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Institute of Arts and Letters. In 1955 he won the Harriet Monroe Memorial Award, and in 1956, the Prix de Rome. He died in 1986.Review:
'Something of a tour de force... Without serious distortion or omission he moves dexterously through a wide variety of sources, ranging from poetry through film and novels to opinion polls.. it is astonishing how much he gets in' Times Educational Supplement 'An enjoyable, readable, usable achievement which leads the field' John Vincent, Sunday Times
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1983. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140219064