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The culture of narcissism : American life in an age of diminishing expectations

by Lasch, Christopher (Author)

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When The Culture of Narcissism was first published in 1979, Christopher Lasch was hailed as a "biblical prophet" (Time). Lasch's identification of narcissism as not only an individual ailment but also a burgeoning social epidemic was groundbreaking. His diagnosis of American culture is even more rel... Full description

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Summary: When The Culture of Narcissism was first published in 1979, Christopher Lasch was hailed as a "biblical prophet" (Time). Lasch's identification of narcissism as not only an individual ailment but also a burgeoning social epidemic was groundbreaking. His diagnosis of American culture is even more relevant today, predicting the limitless expansion of the anxious and grasping narcissistic self into every part of American life. The Culture of Narcissism offers an astute and urgent analysis of what we need to know in these troubled times.
Item Description: "First published as a Norton paperback 1991, reissued with a new introduction, 2018" -- title page verso.
Physical Description: xxxiv, 332 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780393356175
0393356175
Author Notes: Christopher Lasch (1932-1994) was a professor of history at the University of Rochester and wrote, among many other works. The True and Only Heaven: Progress and Its Critics and the best-selling Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy.
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