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The author of the book: Christopher Lasch
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Language: English
Edition: W. W. Norton & Company
Date of issue: May 17th 1991
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I read this book and thought This is a good book.
I read this book and thought I've learned from this book.
I read this book and thought Kit Lasch is the bomb.
I read this book and thought Man can be as slippery as Saturday's soap.
I read this book and thought Man can be as silly as Bugsy Malone.
I read this book and thought This is a serious book, with serious thoughts, and serious insights, and here I am chewing gum and popping bubbles.
I read this book and thought I really like this book. It's aces.
I read this book and thought This book mirrors a society a mile wide and an inch deep.
I read this book and thought My mirror shows splintered eyes haunted by failure.
I read this book and thought This looks to be another let's see year for the Nucks.
I read this book and thought Thanks to —————, I haven't had a decent dump in six goddamn years.
I read this book and thought Man is like me, severely constipated.
I read this book and thought And when it comes out, it's hard and it hurts.
I read this book and thought Why can't I accept finitude?
I read this book and thought Ol' Kit fucking nailed it. He fucking nailed me.
I read this book and thought Why does everybody talk about me?
I read this book and thought And if they aren't, why?
I read this book and thought Are my lungs expelling septic stink?
I read this book and thought We've seen better days.
I read this book and thought Better days can still be had.
I read this book and thought Salad days and tart vinaigrette.
I read this book and thought My daddy didn't cry, so neither do I.
I read this book and thought Not even when he beat me.
I read this book and thought I'm lying, he never actually beat me.
I read this book and thought But if I was hypnotized, I might think that he did.
I read this book and thought I've read most of Kit Lasch's books. They are smart but gloomy, tempestuous like my stomach.
I read this book and thought My stomach after Harvey's at the airport.
I read this book and thought I loved this book. Does the book love me?
I read this book and thought Good stuff, Kit. Merci beaucoup.
I read this book and thought In Vancouver the sun can hide itself away for months on end.
I read this book and thought Despite this, the suicide rate in Vancouver hovers around the national mean.
I read this book and thought I haven't yet erased my map.
I read this book and thought I once saw a woman jump to her death.
I read this book and thought Cracked me inside like a beat-up eggshell.
I read this book and thought To a chicken, an eggbeater is a rooster accused of child abuse.
I read this book and thought With that and Woody Woodpickle, I'm always armed.
I read this book and thought But I've got lots and lots of books to go.
I read this book and thought This is a solid four stars.
I read this book and thought Everybody should read this book.
I read this book and thought I did.


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Ebook The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations read Online! Christopher "Kit" Lasch (June 1, 1932 – February 14, 1994) was an American historian, moralist, and social critic who was a history professor at the University of Rochester.

Lasch sought to use history as a tool to awaken American society to the pervasiveness with which major institutions, public and private, were eroding the competence and independence of families and communities. He strove to create a historically informed social criticism that could teach Americans how to deal with rampant consumerism, proletarianization, and what he famously labeled the 'culture of narcissism.'

His books, including The New Radicalism in America (1965), Haven in a Heartless World (1977), The Culture of Narcissism (1979), and The True and Only Heaven (1991), and The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy published posthumously in 1996 were widely discussed and reviewed. The Culture of Narcissism became a surprise best-seller and won the National Book Award in the category Current Interest (paperback).

Lasch was always a critic of liberalism, and a historian of liberalism's discontents, but over time his political perspective evolved dramatically. In the 1960s, he was a neo-Marxist and acerbic critic of Cold War liberalism. During the 1970s, he began to become a far more iconoclastic figure, fusing cultural conservatism with a Marxian critique of capitalism, and drawing on Freud-influenced critical theory to diagnose the ongoing deterioration that he perceived in American culture and politics. His writings during this period are considered contradictory. They are sometimes denounced by feminists and hailed by conservatives for his apparent defense of the traditional family. But as he explained in one of his books The Minimal Self, "it goes without saying that sexual equality in itself remains an eminently desirable objective...". Moreover, in Women and the Common Life, Lasch clarified that urging women to abandon the household and forcing them into a position of economic dependence, in the workplace, pointing out the importance of professional careers does not entail liberation, as long as these careers are governed by the requirements of corporate economy.

He eventually concluded that an often unspoken but pervasive faith in "Progress" tended to make Americans resistant to many of his arguments. In his last major works he explored this theme in depth, suggesting that Americans had much to learn from the suppressed and misunderstood Populist and artisan movements of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.


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