Politics of Culture and Other Essays, The

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Politics of Culture and Other Essays, The

Scruton, Roger

This work brings together Scruton's best essays from many sources, arranging them thematically. The book has four sections: Language and Art, Writers in Context, Architecture, and Culture and Anarchy. Though the essays are diverse, certain themes are developed in particular and then in general ways, and there are several important essays on writers and critics, that contribute to the reappraisal of their work – among them Dante, Andre Breton, Graham Greene, James Joyce, Sylvia Plath, Jacques Lacan, and Yukio Mishima.

Table of Contents


Language and Art

The Science of Language

Sense and Sincerity

The Impossible Semiotics

Deconstruction and Criticism

The English Connection: Williams, Hoggart and Eagleton

Art, Language and Nelson Goodman


Through fiction to Reality


The Semiology of Music

Philosophy and Literature

Writers in Context

Graham Greene

James Joyce

Silvia Plath

André Brenton and Surrealism

The Japanese Experience

The Significance of Dante


Alberti and the Art of the Appropriate

Adrian Stokes

Buckminster Fuller

Morality and Architecture

Marxism in Architecture

Architecture of the Horizontal

Culture and Anarchy

Radical Therapy

A Note on Foucault

Jacques Lacan

The Ideology of the Market

The Ideology of Human Rights

Poetry and Poetics

Humane Education

The Politics of Culture