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Russell KirkAmerican Conservative$
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Bradley J. Birzer

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813166186

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813166186.001.0001

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Poetry against Boredom

Poetry against Boredom

(p.395) Conclusion Poetry against Boredom
Russell Kirk

Bradley J. Birzer

University Press of Kentucky

A brief restatement of Kirk’s ideas about poetry and imagination as powerful counters to the dread of ideologies. In particular, Kirk embraced eccentricity of life and mind against the conformity so present in the worlds of business and politics.

Keywords:   Imagination, boredom, conformity, individuality, eccentricity, technology

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