Very Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. xii, 336 pp., index; 22 cm. Tight, clean copy. Light edgewear to wraps. Age toning. CONTENTS: Introduction: the cultural situation today; Mirages of identity, U. S. A. Literary form and social hallucination; The herd of independent minds; Roadside arcadia; The erect odalisque: transcendence plus liberation; Masculinity: style and cult; Psychoanalysis Americanized; Leisure and the split man; Art and work; The geography of modern art. On space; The avant-garde; 1914; The Academy in Totalitaria; Tenth Street: a geography of modern art; The American art establishment; Virtuosos of boredom; Spectators and recruiters; Reverence is all; Is the service of society. Community, values, comedy; The anthropologist's stone; Twilight of the intellectuals; The threat of culture; Professors of man estranged; The intellectual and his future; Themes. Themes; Pledged to the marvelous. Is there a Jewish art? ; Refractions; Letter to a Jewish theologian; Jewish identity in a free society; Sartre's Jewish morality play; Myth and history. Notes on fascism and Bohemia; On the art of escape; The Cold War; Stopping Communism; What's happening to America: 1967; Politics of illusion. Mirages of identity, U.S.A.; The geography of Modern Art; In the service of society; Themes; Pledged to the marvelous; Myth and history.
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