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Published: 15 September 2014

232 Pages

6x9 inches

ISBN: 9780823263813

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How to Be an Intellectual

Essays on Criticism, Culture, and the University

Jeffrey J. Williams

A Fordham University Press Publication

  • This is a "compulsively readable" book, some of whose essays have already achieved cult status in journal publication.
  • The book argues that the university is not marginal to American life, but in fact central to it, and in particular to questions of how to negotiate upward social mobility
  • Thus "how to be an intellectual" offers pertinent, pointed, and sometimes amusing advice on how to get ahead in the contemporary world.

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