The Truth of Things: Liberal Arts and the Recovery of Reality

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  • Copyright: 1999-08-01
  • Publisher: Spence Pub
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Transcending the standard critique of the politically correct university, Marion Montgomery reveals the ancient sources of our educational chaos. There can be no reform, he insists, without a new openness to the "truth of things, " which marks the character and work of the good teacher.

Author Biography

Marion Montgomery, scholar, critic, and award-winning poet and novelist, is one of America's preeminent men of letters. From 1954 until 1987 he taught English literature at the University of Georgia and became an authority on Eliot and the Southern Agrarians. A prolific author, he has published twenty books--including a monumental three-volume cultural critique, The Prophetic Poet and the Spirit of the Age--and some 250 articles. His work appears frequently in First Things, Crisis, Modern Age, and a host of other journals. A frequent campus lecturer, Mr. Montgomery lives and writes in Crawford, Georgia.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 3
The Segregation That Is Neededp. 35
The Fallacy of Practicalityp. 50
Wanted: A Better Reason as Guidep. 77
Scalawags and Carpetbaggers: Higher Education as a Royal Nonsuchp. 88
The Journey Toward Wisdomp. 141
The First and Last Best Hope for "Higher Education"p. 168
In Pursuit of the Multifoliate Rosep. 186
Now and Then
Modern, Modernism, and Modernistsp. 239
In Wandering Mazes Lostp. 284
Indexp. 297
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