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The Culture of Narcissism 6 editions

Cover of: The Culture of Narcissism | Christopher Lasch
About the Book

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 . . .

Excerpts

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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6 editions First published in 1978

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Cover of: Culture of Narcissism
Cover of: The culture of narcissism
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Culture of Narcissism
February 21, 1981, W W Norton & Co Ltd
in English
Cover of: The culture of narcissism
Cover of: The culture of narcissism
Cover of: The culture of narcissism

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