Title

How to Escape: Magic, Madness, Beauty, and Cynicism

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

2014

Department

Philosophy

Language

English

Abstract


Passionate and rollicking personal and intellectual essays by philosopher Crispin Sartwell.

Philosopher, music critic, and syndicated columnist Crispin Sartwell has forged a distinctive and fiercely original identity over the years as a cultural commentator. In books about anarchism, art and politics, Native American and African American thought and culture, Eastern spirituality, and American transcendentalism, Sartwell has relentlessly insisted on an ethos rooted in unadorned honesty with oneself and a healthy skepticism of others. This volume of selected popular writings combines music and art criticism with personal memoir about addiction and rebellion, as well as cultural commentary on race, sexuality, cynicism, and the meaning of life.

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Published as:
Sartwell, Crispin. How to Escape: Magic, Madness, Beauty, and Cynicism. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2014.

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