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Culture of Narcissism

American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations

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302 pages

Here is a penetrating view of the narcissistic personality of our time. Liberated from the superstitions of the past, it embraces new cults, only to discover that emancipation from ancient taboos brings neither sexual nor spiritual peace.

Emotionally shallow, fearful of intimacy, hypochondriacal, primed with pseudo-self-insight, indulging in sexual promiscuity, dreading old age and death, the new narcissist has lost interest in the future. The happy hooker has replaced Horatio Alger as a symbol of success. Reformers with the best of intentions condemn the lower class to a second-rate education. Games enlist skill and intelligence which would otherwise be contributing to the welfare of society. The sexes are engaged in an escalating war. Is there hope for this society in its dotage? Christopher Lasch believes there is . . .

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Cover of: Culture of Narcissism
Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations
May 1991, W. W. Norton & Company
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Cover of: The culture of narcissism
Cover of: Culture of Narcissism
Culture of Narcissism
February 21, 1981, W W Norton & Co Ltd
in English
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The culture of narcissism: American life in an age of diminishing expectations
1980, Warner Books
in English - Warner Books ed.
Cover of: The culture of narcissism
Cover of: The culture of narcissism
The culture of narcissism: American life in an age of diminishing expectations
1978, Norton
in English - 1st ed.

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The Culture of Narcissism

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Here is a penetrating view of the narcissistic personality of our time. Liberated from the superstitions of the past, it embraces new cults, only to discover that emancipation from ancient taboos brings neither sexual nor spiritual peace.

Emotionally shallow, fearful of intimacy, hypochondriacal, primed with pseudo-self-insight, indulging in sexual promiscuity, dreading old age and death, the new narcissist has lost interest in the future. The happy hooker has replaced Horatio Alger as a symbol of success. Reformers with the best of intentions condemn the lower class to a second-rate education. Games enlist skill and intelligence which would otherwise be contributing to the welfare of society. The sexes are engaged in an escalating war. Is there hope for this society in its dotage? Christopher Lasch believes there is . . .

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The Waning of the Sense of Historical Time As the twentieth century approaches its end, the conviction grows that many other things are ending too.
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Culture of Narcissism

American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations

This edition was published in by W. W. Norton & Company


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"The Waning of the Sense of Historical Time As the twentieth century approaches its end, the conviction grows that many other things are ending too."

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HN65, HN65 .L33 1991

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OL7452883M
ISBN 10
0393307387
ISBN 13
9780393307382
LC Control Number
78016233
Library Thing
37197
Goodreads
151878

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