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by Walter Kerr

  • Author: Walter Kerr
  • ISBN: 0671194100
  • ISBN13: 978-0671194109
  • ePub: 1978 kb | FB2: 1520 kb
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Touchstone (January 1, 1962)
  • Rating: 4.4/5
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The Decline of Pleasure ePub download

Walter Francis Kerr (July 8, 1913 – October 9, 1996) was an American writer and Broadway theatre critic

Walter Francis Kerr (July 8, 1913 – October 9, 1996) was an American writer and Broadway theatre critic. He also was the writer, lyricist, and/or director of several Broadway plays and musicals as well as the author of several books, generally on the subject of theater and cinema. Kerr was born in Evanston, Illinois and earned both a . from Northwestern University. after graduation from St. George .

The Decline of Pleasure Paperback – January 1, 1962. I first read this book in the 1970s after leaving the Army and going to conservatory. Since that time I have just watched Kerr's prophecy ravage the place until we went from 1,300 opera houses in Iowa in 1900 to 210 nationwide in 2000. by Walter Kerr (Author). 11 people found this helpful.

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The Decline of Pleasure book. This comes from Walter Kerr’s 1962 book The Decline of Pleasure

The Decline of Pleasure book. This comes from Walter Kerr’s 1962 book The Decline of Pleasure. He doesn’t present it as a quiz, but merely describes incidents in recent novels and plays that he evidently expects the reader to recognize. I’ve numbered the entries for ease of response. Is Taste Personal: "The Decline of Pleasure" by Walter Kerr. Here’s a quiz on sex in literature. The problem is I don’t know the answers.

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Walter Francis Kerr was an American drama critic and author. Kerr also wrote several books on theater and criticism, most notably "How Not to Write a Play", "The Decline of Pleasure" and "The Silent Clowns". Kerr retired from the New York Times in 1983, but occasionally contributed articles. He died on October 9, 1996 (aged 83) in Dobbs Ferry, New York, United States.

New York: Charter Books, 1962. The Decline of Pleasure. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1964. The Decline of the Intellectual. New York: Meridian, 1961. Kronhausen, Dr. Phyllis, and Kronhausen, Dr. Eberhard. Myrdal, Jan and Kessle, Gun.

Walter Francis Kerr (July 8, 1913 – October 9, 1996) was an American writer and Broadway theater critic. He taught speech and drama at The Catholic University of America. After writing criticism for Commonweal he became a theater critic for the New York Herald Tribune in 1951. Kerr was well known for panning musicals that were musically ambitious.

The Show of Violence. New York: Paperback Library, 1966. A Sign for Cain: An Exploration of Human Violence. New York: Macmillan, 1966. New York: Wiley, 1948. The Human Use of Human. The Human Use of Human Beings. London: Sphere, 1969. Массовая культура, социальные факторы и дизайн Adams, Brooks. The Law of Civilization and Decay. New York: Vintage, .

The Theater of Walter Kerr, Pulitzer winning critic, your guide to Walter Kerr plays. The Decline of Pleasure (1962). The Theatre in Spite of Itself (1963). Tragedy and Comedy (1967).

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Yahm
Kerr is a wonderful writer. This book is filled with insights that apply to our times. I highly recommend it.
Blackseeker
Walter Kerr was like Frank Rich except more graceful. Both theater critics with an incisive eye and no nonsense look at the Utilitarian world that raped and pillaged the performing arts since the time of JS Mill and Stanley Jevons. No one has told this story better. The rest of the book is more "of the sixties" and has a lot of out of date stuff about taste that any writer can be forgiven, since he had to have an audience but what makes this five stars is his clarity about who the villains are here. Kerr was the first person to make me understand what was meant by all of the outrageous statements by artists over the past century and half about the "uselessness" of Art.

That it is non "sense" (literally) since art is based in the evolution and development of perceptivity and patterning skills in a delightful package; and that it has both biological and evolutionary purpose in the development of the human mind, "nonsense" is the correct word. That reality makes the "Art is useless" comments by 19th and 20th century artists strange at best and incomprehensible at worst until Walter Kerr wrote his book, did the research and organized those chapters on the evolution of neo-classical economics. A discipline that has destroyed classical public goods and placed evolutionary development in the hands of the upper 2% who choose the taste for the rest of us.

I first read this book in the 1970s after leaving the Army and going to conservatory. Since that time I have just watched Kerr's prophecy ravage the place until we went from 1,300 opera houses in Iowa in 1900 to 210 nationwide in 2000. Now there are less. The Utilitarians were the barbarians at the gate and Kerr showed us.
Dream
I bought this book at a library sale for twenty cents on a lark. I have since ordered used copies for friends. The first sentence, "I am going to start out by assuming that you are approximately as unhappy as I am," is engaging and personal for a book that promises to critique culture. The previous reviewer has done a superb job of describing the content.

Reading Kerr is like reading a funny, articulate prophet after his predictions have come true. I could not have imagined having such an intense, delightful experience with a book labeled as sociology.
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