Synopses & Reviews
Cornel West is one of the nations premier public intellectuals and one of the great prophetic voices of our era. Whether he is writing a scholarly book or an article for Newsweek, whether he is speaking of Emerson, Gramsci, or Marvin Gaye, his work radiates a passion that reflects the rich traditions he draws on and weaves togetherÑBaptist preaching, American transcendentalism, jazz, radical politics. This anthology reveals the dazzling range of Wests work, from his explorations of ”Prophetic Pragmatism” to his philosophizing on hip-hop.The Cornel West Reader traces the development of Wests extraordinary career as academic, public intellectual, and activist. In his essays, articles, books, and interviews, West emerges as Americas social conscience, urging attention to complicated issues of racial and economic justice, sexuality and gender, history and politics. This collection represents the best work of an always compelling, often controversial, and absolutely essential philosopher of the modern American experience.
An anthology of the best work of an absolutely essential philosopher of the modern American experience, this reader brings together West's essays and interviews on race, religion, politics, philosophy and the arts
An anthology of the best work of an always compelling, often controversial, and absolutely essential philosopher of the modern American Experience.
About the Author
Cornel West is professor of Afro-American studies and philosophy of religion at Harvard University. He is the author of many books, including Keeping Faith, Prophetic Fragments, The Future of the Race (with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.), Breaking Bread (with bell hooks), and the bestselling Race Matters.