Ivan Illich in Conversation: The Testament of Ivan Illich

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House of Anansi, Jun 9, 1992 - Education - 320 pages

For more than fifteen years, iconoclastic thinker Ivan Illich refused to be interviewed. Finally, in 1988, CBC's David Cayley persuaded Illich to record a conversation. This first interview led to additional sessoins that continued until 1992 and are now gathered in Ivan Illich in Conversation.

In these fascinating conversations, which range over a wide selection of the celebrated thinker's published work and public career, Illich's brilliant mind alights on topics of great contemporary interest, including education, history, language, politics, and the church.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
The Myth of Education
59
A Question of Witness
79
A Catastrophic Break
105
A Flame in the Dark
131
The Last Frontier of Arrogance
153
The Double Ghetto
172
The Mask of Love
199
Walking the Watershed
219
A Generation Rid of Stuff
244
A Cosmos in the Hands of Man
252
NOTES
289
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About the author (1992)

David Cayley is a producer at CBC Radio as well as a writer. He is the author of The Rivers North of the Future and The Expanding Prison which began as a series of broadcasts for Ideas. Cayley is also a contributor to Anansi's In Conversation series, which includes books on Ivan Illich, Northrop Frye, and George Grant. He lives in Toronto.em

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