Gentle Regrets: Thoughts from a Life Paperback

Thoughts from a Life

by Roger Scruton;


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Gentle Regrets: Thoughts from a Life

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These autobiographical essays are the nearest Roger Scruton has ever got to writing a full autobiography. Written as always in beautiful and limpid prose, they show rare insight into the mind and personality of one of the most admired and yet often reviled intellectuals of our time. Roger Scruton is Britain's best known intellectual dissident, who has defended English traditions and English identity against an official culture of denigration. Although his writings on philosophical aesthetics have shown him to be a leading authority in the field, his defence of political conservatism has marked him out in academic circles as public enemy number one. Whether it is Scruton's opinions that get up the nose of his critics, or the wit and erudition with which he expresses them, there is no doubt that their noses are vastly distended by his presence, and constantly on the verge of a collective sneeze. Contrary to orthodox opinion, however, Roger Scruton is a human being, and "Gentle Regrets" contains the proof of it - a quiet, witty but also serious and moving account of the ways in which life brought him to think what he thinks, and to be what he is.;His moving vignettes of his childhood and later influences illuminate this book. Love him or hate him, he will engage you in an argument that is both intellectually stimulating and informed by humour.

Gentle Regrets: Thoughts from a Life by Roger Scruton was published by Continuum in February 2006 and is our 46976th best seller. The ISBN for Gentle Regrets: Thoughts from a Life is 9780826480330.

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Page last updated 28th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherContinuum (February 2006)
EditionNew edition
Weight335g
Number of Pages260
Thickness13 mm
Height140 mm
Width216 mm
ISBN9780826480330
ISBN-100826480330
Product Code110654
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