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Writer as Shaman, The: The Pilgrimages of Conrad Aiken and Walker Percy
By author: Spivey
Product Code: H182
ISBN: 9780865541993
Product Format: Hardback
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In the Writer as Shaman Ted R. Spivey argues that after lifelong pilgrimages both Conrad Aiken and Walter Percy have become authentic "men of letters" in an age when that class of human beings is nearly extinct. They serve as guides and helpers to many others who seek to make sense of the world in which science and technology often seem to represent the summit of human achievement. Both writers early absorbed the viewpoint of modern science and yet worked from youth onward in the realms of philosophy and literature. They saw the split between science and art as the fundamental problem of modern civilization.