The Essential Russell Kirk

The Essential Russell Kirk

Selected Essays

eBook - 2014
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As the author of The Conservative Mind and other seminal books, Russell Kirk is usually thought of as one of the American conservative political movement’s most important progenitors. But as this collection demonstrates, Kirk was perhaps at his best as an essayist. This volume also confirms that Kirk’s was principally a literary and historical conservatism that refused to fit the irreducible complexity of human experience to the requirements of any ideological straitjacket. With The Essential Russell Kirk, literary critic George A. Panichas captures the breadth and depth of Kirk’s intellectual project by gathering together forty-four of the most masterful of Kirk’s essays, along with a unique chronology told in Kirk’s own words and a substantial introduction that articulates the deep humanism that animated Kirk’s philosophy. The result is a carefully assembled volume that gives us a fuller picture of an extraordinary man and writer, one whose labors had, and continue to have, remarkable repercussions on the American literary and political landscape.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Intercollegiate Studies Institute,, 2014.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781497646810
Characteristics: 1 online resource (525 pages)
Additional Contributors: Panichas, George A. 1930-2010.
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