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Russell Kirk (1918–1994)

Forfatter af The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot

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Russell Kirk (1918-1994) was the author of The Conservative Mind, Eliot and His Age, The Roots of American Order, and twenty-six other books in several fields. He was the president of two educational foundations, editor of the quarterly University Bookman, recipient of several literary awards, and vis mere has been a visiting distinguished professor on both sides of the Atlantic. James McClellan (1937-2005) was James Bryce Visiting Fellow in American Studies at the Institute of United States Studies of the University of London and before that Senior Resident Scholar at Liberty Fund Inc. Some of his works include Joseph Story and the American Constitutional and The Federalist: A Student Edition. Jeffrey O. Nelson is senior vice president and chief marketing officer at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. He edited two book collections-Redeeming the Time, by Russell Kirk, and Perfect Sowing: Reflections of a Bookman by Henry Regnery-and is co-founder of the Russell Kirk Center. vis mindre
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Værker af Russell Kirk

The Roots of American Order (1974) 425 eksemplarer
The Portable Conservative Reader (1982) — Redaktør; Bidragyder — 210 eksemplarer
Edmund Burke: A Genius Reconsidered (1967) 169 eksemplarer
Myth, Allegory, and Gospel (1974) 152 eksemplarer
John Randolph of Roanoke (1951) 121 eksemplarer
The American Cause (1975) 121 eksemplarer
The Politics of Prudence (1993) 120 eksemplarer
Redeeming the Time (1996) 86 eksemplarer
Old house of fear (1961) 86 eksemplarer
America's British Culture (1993) 62 eksemplarer
Prospects for Conservatives (1954) 61 eksemplarer
The Princess of All Lands (1979) 42 eksemplarer
Lord of the Hollow Dark (1979) 39 eksemplarer
Watchers at the Strait Gate (1984) 38 eksemplarer
The Conservative Constitution (1990) 28 eksemplarer
Orestes Brownson : Selected Political Essays (1955) — Redaktør; Introduktion, nogle udgaver22 eksemplarer
Beyond the Dreams of Avarice (1956) 20 eksemplarer
Off the Sand Road: Ghost Stories (2002) 15 eksemplarer
Confessions of a Bohemian Tory (1963) 12 eksemplarer
The Heritage Lectures (1982) 8 eksemplarer
Songs for Disciples (1984) 3 eksemplarer
Thomas Hobbes - Leviathan, Part I (1956) — Introduktion — 2 eksemplarer
Saviourgate 1 eksemplar
Behind the Stumps 1 eksemplar
Modern age 1 eksemplar
Fate's Purse 1 eksemplar
Het eigenaardige domein — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar

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Back to Virtue: Traditional Moral Wisdom for Modern Moral Confusion (1986) — Forord, nogle udgaver590 eksemplarer
Dark Forces (1980) — Bidragyder — 569 eksemplarer
Oration on the Dignity of Man (1486) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver530 eksemplarer
A Worthy Company: Brief Lives of the Framers of the United States Constitution (1982) — Forord, nogle udgaver243 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Short Horror Novels (1988) — Bidragyder — 136 eksemplarer
Democracy and Leadership (1924) — Forord, nogle udgaver107 eksemplarer
Freedom and Virtue: The Conservative/ Libertarian Debate (1984) — Bidragyder — 92 eksemplarer
Visions of Order: The Cultural Crisis of Our Times (1722) — Forord, nogle udgaver91 eksemplarer
Jefferson (1926) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver88 eksemplarer
American Heritage: A Reader (2011) — Bidragyder — 83 eksemplarer
Historical Consciousness: The Remembered Past (1955) — Forord, nogle udgaver76 eksemplarer
Creed & Culture: A Touchstone Reader (2003) — Bidragyder — 63 eksemplarer
History Comics: The Roanoke Colony: America's First Mystery (2020) — Omslagsdesigner — 59 eksemplarer
Keeping the Tablets: Modern American Conservative Thought (1988) — Bidragyder — 59 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Horror Stories Series VIII (1980) — Bidragyder — 59 eksemplarer
Fantasy Annual III (1977) — Bidragyder — 58 eksemplarer
The Tennessee. Vol. 2, The New River: Civil War to TVA (1948) — Forord, nogle udgaver58 eksemplarer
Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy, Volume 10: Ghosts (1988) — Bidragyder — 55 eksemplarer
Survival of Freedom (1981) — Bidragyder — 54 eksemplarer
Modern Age: The First Twenty-Five Years (1810) — Bidragyder — 52 eksemplarer
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 17th Series (1968) — Bidragyder — 50 eksemplarer
The Century's Best Horror Fiction: Volume 2 (2011) — Bidragyder — 46 eksemplarer
Frights (1976) — Bidragyder — 46 eksemplarer
The Sixth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1970) — Bidragyder — 42 eksemplarer
Dictionary of American Conservatism (1987) — Forord — 38 eksemplarer
The March of Freedom: Modern Classics in Conservative Thought (1998) — Bidragyder — 38 eksemplarer
Literature and the American College: Essays in Defense of the Humanities (1972) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver33 eksemplarer
Spirits of Christmas (1989) — Bidragyder — 31 eksemplarer
Rod Serling's Night Gallery Reader (1987) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
The Social Crisis of Our Time (Library of Conservative Thought) (1942) — Forord, nogle udgaver25 eksemplarer
Educating For Liberty: The Best of Imprimis 1972-2002 (2002) — Bidragyder — 24 eksemplarer
Good Order: Right Answers to Contemporary Questions (1995) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
A Historian and His World: A Life of Christopher Dawson, 1889-1970 (1984) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver18 eksemplarer
Catholic Political Thought 1789-1848 (1962) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver17 eksemplarer
A Critical Examination of Socialism (1989) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver16 eksemplarer
Solzhenitsyn & the Modern World (1993) — Introduktion — 14 eksemplarer
Educating for Virtue (1988) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
Conservative Texts: An Anthology (1991) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Edmund Burke: Appraisals and Applications (1990) — Forord; Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
The case for conservatism; three lectures delivered at the University of Washington (1951) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver6 eksemplarer
The Best of Whispers (1994) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Burke Street (1989) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver6 eksemplarer
An F. Marion Crawford companion (1981) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Kirk, Russell Amos
St. Michael’s Parish cemetery, Mecosta, Michigan, USA
Plymouth, Michigan, USA
Mecosta, Michigan, USA
Duke University (MA)
Michigan State University (BA)
professor (Humanities)
short-story writer
columnist (vis alle 7)
justice of the peace (Morton Township, Michigan 1961-64)
Eliot, T. S. (friend)
Scott-Moncrieff, George (friend)
Regnery, Henry (friend)
Lewis, Wyndham (friend)
Bell, Bernard Iddings (friend)
Campbell, Roy (friend) (vis alle 11)
Stanlis, Peter (friend)
Weaver, Richard (friend)
Davidson, Donald (friend)
Chaimowicz, Thomas (friend)
Molnar, Thomas (friend)
United States Army
Michigan State University
Long Island University
Educational Reviewer (President)
Marguerite Eyer Wilbur Foundation (President)
Educational Research Council of America (vis alle 17)
Hillsdale College
Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal
National Review (Co-Founder, Columnist)
Modern Age (Founder, Editor)
University Bookman (Founder, Editor)
Library of Conservative Thought (Founder, Editor)
Los Angeles Times Syndicate
Count Dracula Society
Heritage Foundation
Philadelphia Society
Henry Ford Museum (Tour Guide)
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Presidential Citizen's Medal (1989)
University of St Andrews (DLitt)
Guggenheim Fellowship (1956)
American Council of Learned Societies (Senior Fellow, 1950-51)
National Endowment for the Humanities (Constitutional Fellowship, 1985)
Hillsdale College (Freedom Leadership Award, 1985) (vis alle 9)
Salvatori Prize (1991)
Richard M. Weaver Award (1984)
Count Dracula Society Award
Kort biografi
Russell Kirk was one of the founders of the post-World War II conservative movement. His influence began with the publication of his book The Conservative Mind which traced the intellectual roots of conservatism from Edmund Burke to T. S. Eliot.

He was a college professor, a visiting professor and lecturer at many colleges and universities, co-founder and editor of National Review (with William F. Buckley, Jr.), founder and editor of Modern Age, editor of The University Bookman, and founder and editor of a series of books called The Library of Conservative Thought. He wrote biography, intellectual history, cultural criticism, social criticism, literary criticism, political commentary, a syndicated column, and award-winning ghost stories and novels. His prose style has often been praised across the political spectrum.

With his wife Annette and his four daughters, his ancestral home, Piety Hill in rural Mecosta, Michigan (population about 500) became a haven for students, professors, scholars, lost souls, transients and others whom Kirk called refugees from progress. He spent much of his time at home with his family, writing, reading, going on long walks, planting trees, and entertaining visitors.



O livro A Mentalidade Conservadora, de Russell Kirk, é uma das maiores contribuições intelectuais ao conservadorismo no século XX, sendo considerado um clássico duradouro do pensamento político. É uma obra brilhante em todos os aspectos, desde sua concepção até a escolha das figuras mais significativas que representam a evolução histórica do conservadorismo. De Edmund Burke a T. S. Eliot, passando por outros importantes representantes dessa corrente doutrinária, é traçada uma análise que abrange quase dois séculos de tradição intelectual. A importância deste trabalho não se limita ao campo teórico, visto que lançou as bases do moderno movimento conservador nos Estados Unidos. Além de manter o prefácio do editor norte-americano Henry Regnery, a luxuosa edição – com capa dura revestida em tecido –, inclui um estudo introdutório e um posfácio escritos por Alex Catharino.… (mere)
FranklinJRibeiro | 4 andre anmeldelser | Jan 13, 2023 |
This is a valuable anthology of essays and selections on the idea of conservatism in political thought. Ranging from Burke to Nisbet, there are selections from a wide variety of thinkers including philosophers, politicians, literary authors, and more. With a valuable introduction by Russel Kirk and a useful bibliography for further reading this collection provides a valuable adjunct to Kirk's own book, The Conservative Mind.
jwhenderson | Oct 26, 2022 |
Kirk's collection of essays is justly regarded as a touchstone of modern conservative thought. The authors, poets and political thinkers he has selected range from the well known to many who are forgotten today – including some less-than-obvious 'conservatives'. I was particularly intrigued by the American thinkers who, to me, are less familiar than their British and Irish counterparts. The Conservative Mind is one of those books that generates a long reading list, and thankfully many of the works it cites are available as public domain editions online. One caveat to the contemporary reader: although the current edition was 'revised' in the 1980s, the changes are very slight, and most of the analysis ends with the 1950s (this is not a complaint, simply an observation).… (mere)
Lirmac | 4 andre anmeldelser | Mar 23, 2021 |
The Conservative Mind by Russell Kirk is arguably one of the greatest contributions to twentieth-century American Conservatism. Brilliant in every respect, from its conception to its choice of significant figures representing the history of intellectual conservatism, The Conservative Mind by Russell Kirk launched the modern American Conservative Movement. A must-read.

''[It] is inconceivable even to imagine, let alone hope for, a dominant conservative movement in America without [Kirk's] labor.'' --William F. Buckley, Jr.

''Kirk is assured a place of prominence in the intellectual histories for helping to define the ethical basis of conservatism. He has tried to pull conservatism away from the utilitarian premises of liberalism, toward which conservatism often veers, toward a philosophy rooted in ethics and culture.'' --Wall Street Journal

About the Author
RUSSELL KIRK (1918-1994), historian of ideas, critic, essayist, editor, and novelist, was the author of thirty-two books. Among them are The Roots of American Order, The Politics of Prudence, Enemies of the Permanent Things, and six works of fiction. He received twelve honorary doctorates from American universities and many awards, including the Presidential Citizens Medal.
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Maurizjo | 4 andre anmeldelser | Jan 29, 2021 |



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