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  - keylawk - LibraryThing

Kerr is a witty teacher and dramatist/critic, and thinks pleasure is important. His thesis is that Pleasure is missing from our lives. He assumes we are utilitarian, and do nothing useless. Not having ... Read full review


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