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Kamarck, Edward (ed.) / Arts in society: confrontation between art and technology

Kilby, Clyde S.
[Editorial comment: the lost myth],   pp. [unnumbered]-163 PDF (10.1 MB)

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"hardbound, softbound, periodical and
permanent."     Gingrich was writing
not from   a religious view    but simply on
the assumption that the world has exploited
sex and its new     liberty to the
point of license.
Is it not possible that J. R. R. Tolkien has
portrayed   by story, image, symbol
and   mythic depth the sources of our
often satirized or ignored, yet real, longings?
The actuality of a past that is more                                    
than the mere passage of time, a past
in which there is lively meaning for                                    
the present because meaning is a "given"
which we could not escape if we tried.
That history is not bunk and the Tao is
still operative?  That time is more than                                
the ticking of the clock?     That things, yes                          
even atoms themselves, have "innards"                         
and that inwardness is both inescapable and
positively desirable?    That dignity is
not absurd nor antiquity a thing
either to be ignored or belittled?      And,                            
perhaps best of all, that there is both a
"eucatastrophe"     and   an   "evangelium"     at  
the heart of the cosmos?
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1. The Revolt of the Mosses, New York,                                  
W. W. Norton & Company, 1932, pp. 47-48.                            
2. "The Man of the Future," The Nation, September
13, 1958, p. 128.
3. Lewis Mumford, "Dehumanized Nightmares,"
Time, May 1, 1951; Leonard Baskin, "The
Necessity for the Image," Atlantic Monthly.
April, 1961, p. 76; Mark Van Doren, "The Poetry of
Our Day Expresses Our Doubt and the Time's
Confusion," New York Herald Tribune Book Review,
September 25, 1949, p. 9; Time, April 26, 1968,
p. 68.
4. Fremont Rider, "The Scholar and the Future of the
Research Library, New York, Hadham Press,
1944, p. 12.
5. "A Scientist Ponders Faith," Saturday Review,
January 3, 1959, p. 9.
6. Lincoln Barnett, The University and Dr. Einstein,
New York, The New American Library, p. 108.
7. "Vivisection," Boston, New England
Anti-Vivisection Society, P. 7.                                         
8. Liberal Education, New York, Books, Inc.,
1943, p. 19.
9. Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, New York,
Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1901, 1, 81-82.
10. "The Structure of The Lord of the Rings," 1965.
11. "Arnold Gingrich's Prediction: A Puritan Revolution
in Literature," Chicago Doily News, December
1, 1962.                                                                

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