The Intellectuals and the Masses : Pride and Prejudice Among the Literary Intelligentsia 1880-1939, Paperback Book

The Intellectuals and the Masses : Pride and Prejudice Among the Literary Intelligentsia 1880-1939 Paperback

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Professor John Carey shows how early twentieth-century intellectuals imagined the 'masses' as semi-human swarms, drugged by popular newspapers and cinema, and ripe for extermination. Exposing the revulsion from common humanity in George Bernard Shaw, Ezra Pound, D.

H. Lawrence, E. M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, H. G. Wells, Aldous Huxley, W. B. Yeats and other canonized writers, he relates this to the cult of the Nietzschean Superman, which found its ultimate exponent in Hitler.Carey's assault on the founders of modern culture caused consternation throughout the artistic and academic establishments when it was first published in 1992.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
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  • Category: Literary theory
  • ISBN: 9780571169269

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The review of the Daily Mail says it all, "Intellectual Baiting at its best", caused quite a stir when published in 1992.

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That famous intellectuals can have the the most crazy irrational and downright inhuman ideas, you see this in people such as Mary Warnock and Rousseau who abandoned his children.