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The Resource Are you serious? : how to be true and get real in the age of silly, Lee Siegel, (electronic resource)

Are you serious? : how to be true and get real in the age of silly, Lee Siegel, (electronic resource)

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Are you serious? : how to be true and get real in the age of silly
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Are you serious?
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how to be true and get real in the age of silly
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Lee Siegel
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eng
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A provocative critique of modern frivolity and a guide to being serious in an unserious age We used to live in a world run by serious people: politicians and religious leaders, writers and artists, journalists and academics, lawyers and business executives, who approached their work with maturity and mindfulness. Today it seems as if most of these figures have all but disappeared, leaving our country and our culture in the hands of amateurs, buffoons, and professional clowns. Yet, according to Lee Siegel, seriousness has been elusive in every age, and every age has its own particular obstacles to living seriously. In a unique combination of fiction, memoir, history, social criticism, satire, and spiritual reflection, Siegel illuminates our contemporary distractions of profit, popularity, and instant pleasure as we search for ways to be serious in culture, in politics, and in everyday life. Are You Serious' is a thoughtful and enlightening exploration of seriousness in all its incarnations, from the heights of intellectual endeavor to the depths of political conflict to how the word itself is used in ordinary situations, from romance to business. Siegel lays bare the forces in modern life that create the silliness all around us, and he describes how seriousness may be attained through the qualities of attention, purpose, and continuity, in satisfying lives forged in bonds of work and love
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Siegel, Lee
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  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
  • Social Science
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Are you serious? : how to be true and get real in the age of silly, Lee Siegel, (electronic resource)
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9780062064127
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Label
Are you serious? : how to be true and get real in the age of silly, Lee Siegel, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780062064127
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Publisher number
EB00231664
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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