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"Newman is a brilliant, if relentless, preacher, and his book should be read for its marvelous hyperboles and scathing wit." - The New York Times
 
"To ordinary literary cultural polemics what an anti-personnel bomb is to your standard mortar shell . . . Clint Eastwood with a Ph.D in the history of consciousness." - The Los Angeles Times

"Turns a wicked phrase on the average of two to three times per page. [Newman] uses wit and rare talent for aphorism to anatomize the situation - How did we get here? Where do we go from here? What's 'here'?" - The Boston Globe

"Marvelously incisive and endlessly quotable" - The Christian Science Monitor

"[Newman] lets off Angst through brilliant turgidness. His language made my fat Random House dictionary do futile nose wheelies: sublation, orismology, ludic, Adiaphora, epidemia, Epigonentem." - The National Review 

"A brilliant, wide-ranging, often scathing analysis of 'post-modernist' culture. Energetic, often eloquent, and very challenging." - Kirkus Reviews


"A writer of convulsively original and beautiful works." - Robert Boyers
 
"The most important piece of cultural criticism since Sontag's Against Interpretation or Mailer's Armies of the Night." - Charles Molesworth
 
"Crackles with intelligence, with a kind of aggrieved life. Revels in its own invidiousness, its wounded will to power." - Ihab Hassan

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"The best thing I've read on the state of American culture in a long time." - Christopher Lasch
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One of the United States's "best, and best-neglected" authors (in the words of Joshua Cohen), Charles Newman (1938-2006) was an American novelist, critic and editor who taught at Northwestern (where he founded TriQuarterly magazine), Johns Hopkins, and various other universities, and was the recipient of Fulbright, Guggenheim and Rockefeller grants, as well as the Morton Dawen Zabel award from the Academy of American Arts and Letters.

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