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Author Magill, R. Jay (Ronald Jay), 1972-
Title Sincerity : how a moral ideal born five hundred years ago inspired religious wars, modern art, hipster chic, and the curious notion that we all have something to say (no matter how dull) / R. Jay Magill, Jr.
Published New York : W.W. Norton, c2012.
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Edition 1st ed.
Description 272 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Reform thyself! -- A saint's heart -- Those tricky bourgeois gentlemen -- Natural man redeemed -- Romantic escapes -- Cascading cynicism -- Long live "sincerity" -- Hip affected earnestness.
Summary Explores the history, religion, art, and politics behind the history of sincerity, spanning a timeline dotted with Protestant theology, paintings by the insane, French satire, and the anti-hipster movement.
Subject Sincerity.
ISBN 0393080986 (hardcover)
9780393080988 (hardcover)
OCLC number 755704986