At a glance:
- Author: Stefan Collini
- First Published: 2006
- Type of Work: Literary history
- Time of Work: 1896-2006
- Setting: The United Kingdom
- Genres: Nonfiction
- Subjects: Intellectuals, Twentieth century, Authors or writers, Twenty-first century, Popular culture, Learning or scholarship, Great Britain, Intellect
- Locales: Europe
In Absent Minds Stefan Collini examines a puzzle that has occupied cultural commentators for more than a century. Why is it that Britain no longer seems to have any intellectuals? In fact, has Britain ever had any intellectuals? If it did, what happened to them? From the outset Collini’s intention is to dispel this myth of absence, but, as he points out, to do so is to raise a new set of questions. Why do people so badly want to believe in the nonexistence of British intellectuals, and why has this concern persisted over the years? As Collini observes, there is a...
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