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To Relish the Sublime? by Martin Ryle and Kate Soper

To Relish the Sublime?

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To Relish the Sublime? by Martin Ryle and Kate Soper
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Dec 17, 2002 | ISBN 9781859844618

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“The idea of culture as a means of self-realisation and an embodiment of universal values has been derided by most progressive critics for more than a generation, and by many reactionary ones too. But perhaps they have all been wrong. This well-informed study of history, politics and literature makes an eloquent case for reinstating it: a powerful and timely book.”—Jonathan Ree

“In a time when culture is said to be ‘everything’, Ryle and Soper are prepared to say what culture is opposed to, and thus to salvage its scarcity and its value. Defending what culture can do for the stubbornly persistent self, their untimely meditation on politics and aesthetics announces the twilight of the Nietzscheans and the dawn, perhaps, of a new cohabitation of cultural politics with literary pleasure. Brave, subtle, and passionately intelligent, this book is a much-needed plea for belief in the culture to which we also demand more democratic access.”—Bruce Robbins

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