- Sykes, Gerald
The Perennial Avantgarde [Avant Garde]
Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1971, Decorative Cloth, , , ISBN 136571972 , Good+
xiii, 239 pp. Some wear and some soiling to edges of boards. Spots on page edges. Text clean, binding sound. Preface by Lawrence Durrell. Contents: Introduction to a Misreported War; Interlude: Why Intellectuals Hate Stories; The One Unchallenged Faith; Interlude: What Kind of World Do Students Face Today?; The Literature of Fractions; Interlude: Is There Any Hope for Writers?; The Mythmaking Sweepstakes; Interlude: Where a Minority Rules; Painting and Sculpture: Waiting for Michelangelo Jones; Interlude: Myths That Sell Paintings; Music and the Sacred; Interlude: What Endures in Music?; Theatre and the Profane; Interlude: The Audience Creates the Theatre; Architecture and Architypes; Interlude: No Comment; The Philosophy of the 8-Ball; Interlude: Who is the Escapist. the Artist or the Businessman?; Science and Art; Interlude: Up-to-Dateness in Art; Politics and the Young American Prince; Interlude: The Comparative Intelliiigence of Jews and Gentiles; Epilogue; Interlude: The Right Attitude toward Women; Appendix. Sykes was an author, editor, critic, and professor of sociology at the New School for Social Research, and died in 1984.