New PDF release: Juvenescence: A Cultural History of Our Age
By Robert Pogue Harrison
Like all of Robert Pogue Harrison's books, Juvenescence levels brilliantly throughout cultures and historical past, tracing the ways in which the spirits of teen and age have inflected one another from antiquity to the current. Drawing at the medical inspiration of neotony, or the retention of adlescent features via maturity, and increasing it into the cultural realm, Harrison argues that adolescence is vital for culture’s leading edge force and flashes of genius. while, even if, youth—which Harrison sees as extra protracted than ever—is a luxurious that calls for the steadiness and knowledge of our elders and the associations. “While genius liberates the novelties of the future,” Harrison writes, “wisdom inherits the legacies of the earlier, renewing them within the strategy of handing them down.”
A heady, deeply realized day trip, wealthy with principles and insights, Juvenescence might in basic terms were written by way of Robert Pogue Harrison. No reader who has questioned at our culture's obsession with early life may still omit it.
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