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My of Bjørn Lomborgs had all sorts of people upset.
Duttons eloquent account sheds light on the role art plays in our lives ... uniformly insightful and penetrating, says the New York Times.
As for writing badly, well, yes, that can be learned too. Heres a .
Denis Dutton combines a magisterial command of the history of aesthetics back to Plato and Aristotle, a total commitment to clarity and verve in writing, and an up-to-the-minute grasp of almost every trend on the contemporary cultural scene. Result? A philosophy of art for the ages, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Richard Wrangham (don't miss his lecture, linked below)
Arnold Krupats treatise, , on the other hand, is just about the as a systematic account of how indigenous arts and literatures should be regarded. Awful.
Here is something quite intriguing: .
Joseph Carroll is a literary critic who can use Darwin to produce some of the most penetrating insights youll find in scholarship. Read about his .
Memento Mori by Jonathan Nolan | Literary Ames
By 1945 Chandler was earning enough that he paid $50,000 in income tax. 15 It was also the year that Alan Ladd, Paramount's star, was due to enter the service, and the studio wanted him to star in a big movie before he left. Chandler, paid $1,000 a week for 26-weeks a year on his new, three-year contract, was to write the story, and in less than two weeks he did. But turning it into a production script was different. Director George Marshall and producer John Houseman grew nervous because Ladd was leaving in ten days. Chandler was called in and offered a $5,000 bonus to accelerate; he considered this a "bribe" and almost quit, but he didn't want to put English public school compatriot Houseman on the spot. 16