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Author Kernan, Alvin B.

Title In Plato's cave / Alvin Kernan.

Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, c1999.


Description xix, 309 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Note Includes index.
Contents ch. 1. Theater and reality in Greenwich Village: Columbia, 1946 -- ch. 2. Other end of the log: Williams College, 194601949 -- ch. 3. Chatter about Shelley: Oxford, 1949-1951 -- ch. 4. See My George Gasciogne: Yale Graduate School, 1951-1954 -- ch. 5. Keeping them quiet: Yale, 1954-1960 -- ch. 6. Two cultures, science and literature -- ch. 7. Publish or perish: tenure at Yale, 1960-1964 -- ch. 8. Goodbye, boola boola: Yale administration, 1964-1970 -- ch. 9. When do we want it? now! the Bobby Seale Trial, New Haven, 1970 -- ch. 10. Question all authority: the breakdown of meaning and language, Yale, 1970-1973 -- ch. 11. Long walk after lunch: Princeton and the later 1970s -- ch. 12. New technology calls all in doubt: television, books, libraries, computers -- ch. 13. No obligation to be right, only to be interesting: teaching as power and politics, Princeton, the 1980s -- ch. 14. Break between generations, retirement -- Epilogue: the dogs bark, the caravan passes on.
Subject Kernan, Alvin B.
Kernan, Alvin B. (Alvin Bernard)
Education, Higher -- Aims and objectives -- United States.
Educators -- United States -- Biography.
Education, Higher -- United States.
ISBN 0300075898 (hardcover : alk. paper)

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