The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations
When The Culture of Narcissism was first published, it was clear that Christopher Lasch had identified something important: what was happening to American society in the wake of the decline of the family over the last century.The book quickly became a bestseller. This edition includes a new afterword, "The Culture of Narcissism Revisited."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - stillatim - LibraryThing
Lasch, on the evidence of this book, is the American Adorno. He writes in a similar style; each sentence is perfectly formed, but often not so well connected to the preceding and following sentences ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pessoanongrata - LibraryThing
A withering critique of contemporary society, probably more relevant (and frightening) read today than back in '79. He leans heavily on Freud and mixes in Marxist/Frankfurt school style criticism ... Read full review