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This unbearable boredom of being

a crisis of meaning in America

by Genrich L. Krasko

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  • 25 Currently reading

Published by iUniverse in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Social conflict -- United States.,
    • Social problems -- United States.,
    • Education -- United States.,
    • Meaning (Philosophy),
    • Meaninglessness (Philosophy),
    • United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      StatementGenrich L. Krasko.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHN59.2 .K73 2004
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxiv, 299 p. ;
      Number of Pages299
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3450881M
      ISBN 100595313094
      LC Control Number2005351716
      OCLC/WorldCa56813027

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