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Music, Closed Societies, and Football
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288 Pages

22.2 x 14.3 cm

11 b/w. Illustrations

Imprint: Toccata Press

Music, Closed Societies, and Football

by Hans Keller

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`... one of the most continuously interesting mixtures of aesthetic and social analysis I have read ...' Peter Porter, NEW STATESMAN
`Keller's writing dances with intelligence and wit' Bayan Northcott, The Sunday Telegraph

Hans Keller's book is a passionate defence of individualism in an age when its existence is becoming ever rarer. A prefatory chapter, `Thinkers of the World, Disunite!', expounds Keller's individualist credo. `Vienna, 1938', originally a radio talk, gives his riveting and terrifying account of how he escaped from Nazi Vienna in 1938. Two further chapters, on communist Prague and trends in contemporary psychoanalysis, expose the dangers of collectivism. The longest section of the book, on music, concentrates on the threat of dehumanisation at the centre of the author's own intellectual and emotional life. The finale, on football, suggests that in the relatively simply world of sport, the degeneration of individualism can be observed without difficulty.

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9780907689218

January 1986

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Title Details

288 Pages

2.22 x 1.43 cm

11 b/w. Illustrations

Imprint: Toccata Press