As a student of philosophy and contemporary cultural theory I was impressed to come across this definition of culture from a lecture presented in 1977 by Daniel Bell. Similar words have been spoken many times in many different ways by many different persons, but this passage struck me as being very succinct.
All the better that I found it in a book that was purchased at a Lifeline book sale for $5 per bag of books. The book? John Hall’s The Sociology of Literature.
(I have yet to look up the meaning of the word ricorso. Can someone enlighten me? I don’t have time right now.)