Juvenescence: A Cultural History of Our Age

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University of Chicago Press
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6.47 X 0.81 X 8.56 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Robert Pogue Harrison is the Rosina Pierotti Professor of Italian literature and chair of graduate studies in Italian at Stanford University. He is the author of Forests, The Dominion of the Dead, and Gardens, all published by the University of Chicago Press.


"The book is somehow both digressive and closely reasoned. . . . It's odd and brilliant--clearly the product of thought given time to ripen."--Inside Higher Ed "Scott McLemee "
"Harrison may be the single most important writer in the humanities today."--Southern Review
"Harrison has a wonderful way of inspiring, yet he does not extrapolate on current events, and offers no prognosis. In the preface, he says that he confronted a choice whether to either write a very short book or a very long one--readers will wish he had written a longer one."--Rain Taxi
Winner of the 2015 Bridge Award in nonfiction for the book that most aided the goal of mutual understanding between Italian and American Cultures, presented by the Casa delle Letterature of the Municipality of Rome in partnership with the American Initiative for Italian Culture, the American Embassy in Rome, the National Italian American Foundation, and the Federation of Italian Writers, in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Washington, DC, the Calandra Institute of New York, the Italian Institute of Culture in Washington, DC, the American Academy in Rome, and other cultural institution in the two countries.--Casa delle Letterature