The decline of pleasure

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Simon and Schuster, 1962 - History - 319 pages
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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

Consumerism is bad, intellectual pleasures are good. I've seen the same thing dozens of times before. The author deserves some credit for seeing this in the 1950s-60s, just when the modern consumer culture was booming. Read full review

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User Review  - bkinetic - LibraryThing

Walter Kerr, who David Niven portrayed in the movie "Please Don't Eat the Daisies", was a perceptive social and literary critic. His perspective remains applicable today, especially because consumerism has taken an even greater toll on pleasures than it had in the early 1960's. Read full review


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