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by Philip Wylie

eBook Generation of Vipers download ISBN: 089783013X
Author: Philip Wylie
Publisher: Larlin Corp (December 1, 1979)
Language: English
Pages: 352
ePub: 1552 kb
Fb2: 1913 kb
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Category: Political
Subcategory: Politics and Government

Generation of Vipers is a 1943 book by Philip Wylie

Generation of Vipers is a 1943 book by Philip Wylie. In it Wylie criticizes various aspects and beliefs of contemporary American society, including Christianity; prominent figures such as politicians, teachers, and doctors; and "momism" or the adoration of mothers. As of 2005 Dalkey Archive Press publishes the book. Wylie wrote the book in Miami Beach, Florida beginning on May 12, 1942 and ending on July 4, 1942; he felt disillusioned after having a job with the .

In this 1942 volume, Wylie, one of the founders of The New Yorker, attacks everything imaginable, from politics to religion to mothers.

Only 7 left in stock (more on the way). In this 1942 volume, Wylie, one of the founders of The New Yorker, attacks everything imaginable, from politics to religion to mothers. He could give . Mencken a run for his money as the most opinionated person of the 20th century. Considering the world hasn't improved much in the last 50 years, much of what he says has great relevance today.

Generation of Vipers ranks with the works of De Tocqueville and Emerson in defining the American character and . Philip Wylie is bitter and caustic. He calls his book "a sermon," but feels no need to be charitable in his attacks

Generation of Vipers ranks with the works of De Tocqueville and Emerson in defining the American character and malaise. Wylie's classic, written with devastating wit and a pen as sharp as a barber's razor, wages war on all forms of American hypocrisy. Remarkably, or perhaps not so, what Philip Wylie has to say rings as rue today as when he first wrote Vipers in 1942, and no doubt it will continue to offend and outrage both the Left and Right. He calls his book "a sermon," but feels no need to be charitable in his attacks. Wylie pleads for a more rational society, one that is based on sound psychological principles.

Generation of Vipers book. Born in Beverly, Massachusetts, he was the son of Presbyterian minister Edmund Melville Wylie and the former Edna Edwards, a novelist, who died when Philip was five years old. His family moved to Montclair, New Jersey and he later attended Princeton University from 1920–1923.

Philip Wylie with an infinitely superior mind and a sex-drive that put insatiable women at his feet and turned men green with envy

Philip Wylie with an infinitely superior mind and a sex-drive that put insatiable women at his feet and turned men green with envy. Considered by many to be the inspiration for the character Superman.

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Generation of Vipers. Perhaps the most vitriolic attack ever launched on the American way of living – from politicians to professors to businessmen to Mom to sexual mores to religion – Generation of Vipers – ranks with the works of De Tocqueville and Emerson in defining the American character and malaise. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

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Generation of Vipers. Wylie's 1942 title rails against just about everything: the government run by incompetent boobs, businessmen trying to line their own pockets at everyone else's expense, a higher education system that. Tam incelemeyi okuyun. The earliest books by Philip Wylie (1902-71) greatly influenced twentieth-century science fiction pulp magazines and comic books: "The Savage Gentleman" was the inspiration for Doc Savage, "Gladiator" for Superman, and "When Worlds Collide" for Flash Gordon.

Perhaps the most vitriolic attack ever launched on the American way of living-from politicians to professors to businessmen to Mom to sexual mores to of Vipers"?ranks with the works of De Tocqueville and Emerson in defining the American character and malaise.

Comments: (7)
blac wolf
Wylie critics just about everyone and everything. Written over 50 years ago, some is outdated but sadly many of the things that he points out are wrong with our culture; especially education and medicine; are true today if not worse. Politicians, of course, are worse and even Wylie wouldn't believe that.
Book came with dust cover in good shape and book in very good shape though pages were yellow and somewhat brittle. No surprise there. I was please with the condition of the book and it was securely packed.
greatest
One of the best books ever written on the human condition
Armin
Dated but interesting viewpoints during WWII
Ionzar
I wanted to reread this book and bought it used. It was as represented at a good price.
Gnng
Perhaps the most vitriolic attack ever launched on the American way of living from politicians to professors to businessmen to Mom to sexual mores to religion. Generation of Vipers ranks with the works of De Tocqueville and Emerson in defining the American character and malaise. Wylie's classic, written with devastating wit and a pen as sharp as a barber's razor, wages war on all forms of American hypocrisy. Remarkably, or perhaps not so, what Philip Wylie has to say rings as rue today as when he first wrote Vipers in 1942, and no doubt it will continue to offend and outrage both the Left and Right. Harsh, bitter, and filled with venom toward those who have corrupted the America that "could have been," Generation of Vipers will be read with pleasure and indignation a century from now. (commenter unknown, description from PaperBackSwap)

This is the book that made Philip Wylie famous in 1944. Philip Wylie is bitter and caustic. He calls his book "a sermon," but feels no need to be charitable in his attacks. Wylie pleads for a more rational society, one that is based on sound psychological principles. For those who agree with him, his book is a reaffirmation; for those who don't, it stimulates the circulation. "A Rabelaisian catalogue of sin and moral desuetude...truly a remarkable book." (New York Tribune)
FRAY
Want to see how phenomenally insightful Wylie became later on with respect to imagining Nuclear Holocaust very graphically and realistically? I've read BOTH of his books on this many times. They're almost impossible to put down. Spellbinding!! See for yourself in THESE two titles: "Tomorrow" and "Triumph." They just may be the MOST realistic novels ever written on this topic. He truly DID think that which so many people try cavalierly to dismiss simplistically as being "the unthinkable." My suggestion: Start with "Tomorrow," and then finish up by reading "Triumph." You might find yourself binge-reading this pair of fascinating books!
Iseared
Poor Philip. If he had only been born fifty years later he would have his own radio talk show and blog.

Read his words and although some will horrify you, there are glimpses of insight nestled away there that will tickle your funny bone and your intellect.