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Roger Kimball is co-editor and publisher of The New Criterion and president and publisher of Encounter Books.

Inkluderar namnet: Roger Kimaball

Verk av Roger Kimball

Counterpoints: 25 Years of The New Criterion on Culture and the Arts (2007) — Redaktör; Inledning; Bidragsgivare — 48 exemplar
Against the Grain: The New Criterion on Art and Intellect at the End of the Twentieth Century (1995) — Redaktör; Inledning; Bidragsgivare — 34 exemplar
The Survival of Culture: Permanent Values in a Virtual Age (2002) — Redaktör; Inledning; Bidragsgivare — 33 exemplar
The Future of the European Past (1997) — Redaktör; Inledning; Bidragsgivare — 26 exemplar
Lengthened Shadows: America and Its Institutions in the Twenty-First Century (2004) — Redaktör; Inledning; Bidragsgivare — 15 exemplar
The New Leviathan: The State Versus the Individual in the 21st Century (2012) — Redaktör; Inledning — 10 exemplar
Jacob Collins: Figures (2006) 4 exemplar
The New Criterion, Volume 28, Number 7 — Redaktör — 1 exemplar
The New Criterion , Volume 29, Number 1 — Redaktör — 1 exemplar

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The Treason of the Intellectuals (1927) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor232 exemplar
Darwinian Fairytales (1995) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor114 exemplar
Art in Crisis: The Lost Center (1948) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor48 exemplar
The age of the avant-garde; an art chronicle of 1956-1972 (1973) — Inledning — 46 exemplar
Against the Idols of the Age (1999) — Redaktör; Inledning — 43 exemplar
On Enlightenment (2002) — Förord — 20 exemplar
Civic Education and Culture (2005) — Bidragsgivare — 15 exemplar
Religion and the American Future (2008) — Bidragsgivare — 13 exemplar
Milan Kundera (Bloom's Modern Critical Views) (2002) — Bidragsgivare — 12 exemplar
Affirmative Action (2000) — Bidragsgivare — 10 exemplar
Interracial America: Opposing Viewpoints (2006) (2006) — Bidragsgivare, vissa utgåvor10 exemplar


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Very good non-fiction book on the 1960s & the radicals of that decade.
LTSings | 2 andra recensioner | Jun 29, 2020 |
Author Robert Kimball, the art critic for the National Review, protests too much. The Rape of the Masters is a little too easy for him; some of the politically correct art historian writing he criticizes is almost self-parody. Several paintings and their deconstructions critiques get manhandled; the centerpiece is Kimball’s annihilation of Professor David Lubin’s analysis of John Singer Sargeant’s The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit.

Professor Lubin decides that the important part of the painting is not the picture, but the fact that the subjects have the surname “Boit“, which is only slightly different from the French word boîte, and that the father of the children has the first name “Edward”. Lubin decides that the “E” in Edward represents a man with an erection; the î in boîte is a circumcised penis, and the e in boîte is a clitoris; thus the painting actually represents Edward Darley Boit’s desire to prostitute his daughters. I’ll never be able to eat alphabet soup again.

As I said, this is really too easy for Kimball. But I think he goes a little too far. Another deconstructionist critique he goes after is Anna Chave’s of a Mark Rothko painting, Untitled 1953.

Chave (in much more roundabout language) says one of the things the painting symbolizes is an open grave; Kimball dismisses this with the contention that it’s just an attractive arrangement of colored rectangles. You know what, though? For me, it does kind of suggest an open grave – which in turn suggests the gravedigger scene from Hamlet, Shakespere in general, Gweneth Paltrow, a girl I had a crush on in high school, miniskirts, the war in Vietnam, Grignard reactions, lithium batteries, the Tesla car, the Tunguska meteorite impact, iridium, my sled Rosebud, and I could go on for a while. Art is supposed to inspire some sort of emotion in the viewer, and if Untitled 1953 inspires something that the artist did not intend, what’s the harm in that? (Although if The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit inspires a desire to prostitute your children, I hope you’re institutionalized somewhere).

Thus, The Rape of the Masters is OK as yet another preaching-to-the-choir attack on Deconstructionism, but perhaps doesn’t say as much as Kimball thinks it does about our reactions to art.
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setnahkt | Dec 29, 2017 |
In the spirit of William F Buckley, Kimball offers a series of essays centered on various writers and their works (Hayek, Kipling, Burnham and others) to diagnose current ills and to offer a remedy.
jacoombs | Sep 15, 2012 |

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