Mark Kingwell on THE WARY WATCHERS
He predicted “megatechnics” vs. “biolivability.”
Intuition, creativity, laughter, and élan vital.
Education as social and economic emancipation.
So talented, charismatic, and self-destructive!
Mark Kingwell on OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET
Consumer society robs us of political agency.
Her startling vision has become the American vernacular.
He made the choice to live deliberately.
Auteur of the unforgettable fork-dance of dinner rolls.
A beautifully conflicted Marxist intellectual.
He could write to amuse… or irritate.
Challenging power and preserving the environment.
Life lessons and manhood-tutorials.
Her slant rhymes were radically proto-modernist.
Her thought-provoking speculative fiction is also terrific literature.
He saw how institutions and apparatuses order daily life and desire.
She defended an Aristotelian concept of human flourishing.
He diagnosed “problems in living” — not mental illness.
Imaginative play that constructs a world available to experience.
A portrait in vivid failure.
He sketched the contours of postwar America’s new work idea.
He is champagne — complete with hangover.
Mark Kingwell on GILL SANS