What Good Are the Arts?

Author(s): John Carey

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Looking at the true value of art, Carey both asks and answers many questions regarding our perception of the arts, as well as making a self-confessedly personal and subjective case for the superiority of literature over all other arts.

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What Good are the Arts? by John Carey is a provocative, entertaining and devastatingly intelligent assessment of the values and problems of art.

"'An informative, thought-provoking and entertaining book on a subject that rarely produces writing with all three qualities.' David Lodge, Sunday Times 'Engaged, provocative and frequently funny.' Sam Leith, Daily Telegraph 'Incisive and inspirational.' Blake Morrison, Guardian"

John Carey is an Emeritus Professor at Oxford University. His books include studies of Donne, Dickens and Thackeray, The Intellectuals and the Masses, What Good Are the Arts? and a life of William Golding., John Carey is an Emeritus Professor at Oxford University and a Fellow of the British Academy. His books include studies of Donne, Dickens and Thackeray, The Intellectuals and the Masses, What Good Are the Arts? and a life of William Golding.

General Fields

  • : 9780571226030
  • : Faber Faber
  • : Faber Faber
  • : June 2006
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John Carey
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 700.1
  • : 304