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The Book of Elaborations: Essays Oscar Mandel

The Book of Elaborations: Essays

Oscar Mandel

Published November 17th 1987
ISBN : 9780811210232
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320 pages
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Like Montaigne before him, Mandel examines the antic mind of his fellowmen, vain, various, and ever-changing, and its peculiar manifestations in an age that embraces ugliness and irrationality. The sixteen pieces in the collection are, literally,MoreLike Montaigne before him, Mandel examines the antic mind of his fellowmen, vain, various, and ever-changing, and its peculiar manifestations in an age that embraces ugliness and irrationality. The sixteen pieces in the collection are, literally, elaborations—discursive, associative, meditative—of the authors earlier lyric poems and epigrams, arranged by him to move in an easy way from the autobiographical to matters more general and abstract.