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The modern temper

a study and a confession.

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Published by Harcourt, Brace in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

This arguement was written in the 1920's in the United States when there was a shift from the harmonious in art to the dischordant as exemplified by Picasso. Humankind was being preceived as losing it's 'soul' or what made it 'human' in a world of growing technology, more knowledge and science. This work focuses on the loss of identity facing humankind in light of such. The Modern Temper is a very carefully orchestrated treatise that strips it's reader of everything leaving them psychologically nude either accepting the existence of a God or rejecting such leaving them dead inside without hope, meaning, identity, purpose, direction or joy. It is a book that is comforted by times before the thrust of science and new, harsh, cold idealogies were coming into vogue.

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Harvest books, Harvest book

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xviii, 169 p.
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