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Writing at the End of the World

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What do the humanities have to offer in the twenty-first century? Are there compelling reasons to go on teaching the literate arts when the schools themselves have become battlefields? Does it make sense to go on writing when the world itself is overrun with books that no one reads? In these simultaneously personal and erudite reflections on the future of higher education, ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published October 28th 2005 by University of Pittsburgh Press (first published January 1st 2005)
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JSA Lowe
Jan 10, 2012 JSA Lowe rated it it was amazing
Really remarkable—this reads like an extended text2cloud entry bringing together so many of my favorite/most contested things (Pecola Breedlove! Freire! Fresh Kills!), admirable and surprisingly inspiring (surprising, given the bleak state of affairs). Miller's gift is for picking his way across vast swathes of contemporary culture and then, somehow, you're not quite sure how because he's done it so seamlessly, tying together so many things you can't quite believe it, and doing so in a convincin ...more
Ross Bussell
Apr 07, 2009 Ross Bussell rated it liked it
Miller really made me think "wow, I really am not subversive enough in my writing praxis." It was an interesting book, it really made consider writing as a means to a greater good in terms of the current social and political climate in both the United States and the world at large. I still don't know if it was something I was ready for at this point, his points were very clear, but the way he went about getting to them were shocking and depressing at the same time. Overall, I will put this book ...more
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Jan 18, 2013 Sara Edgell rated it it was amazing
Remarkably moving. This book affected me to the core. As a college English composition instructor, I found this book to be pertinent and extremely insightful considering the technology driven and sometimes socially isolating time and world in which I teach. Teacher or not, it's an important book that you must read.
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Aug 08, 2008 Lynn rated it really liked it
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I really enjoyed this book. He juxtaposes memoir and theory, along with observations about popular culture. He investigates why, and if, the humanities are or can be important in the 21st century. He's a good writer. His theoretical investigations are lucid and clear.
Gladys
May 10, 2014 Gladys rated it it was amazing
Anyone who is interested in saving the Humanities in the 21 century should read this!
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