In this classic book, the resouces of an exceptional critic are brought to bear on questions of prime importance in modern life. Frye presents a brilliant array of ideas and observations on the methodology of our day and its central elements, alienation, and progress; the effects of anthology on the structured society; characteristics commonly associated with the `modern'; antisocial attitudes in modern culture; the role of the arts in informing the contemporary imagination; and finally the way in which the creative arts are absorbed into society through education.
The downbeat appraisals from presidential candidates including Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders underscore a Campaign 2016 reality: There has been a sharp decline in the traditional American spirit of optimism, writes Gerald F. Seib.
Major emerging markets, led by China, are increasingly likely to spread fear to financial markets in the U.S. and other developed countries, according to the IMF.
Economists said markets were only just beginning to feel what was likely to be the growing impact of China.