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1 Kernan, Alvin IN PLATO'S CAVE
New Haven and London: Yale University Press, (1999). 0300075898 / 9780300075892 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. 309 pages, index. 
A memoir of Kernan's years as a student, faculty member, and administrator at various universities including Yale and Princeton, which traces the evolution of higher education in America from the authoritarian institution to the new open model. 
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2 Kipling, Rudyard INDEPENDENCE: Rectorial Address Delivered at St. Andrews October 10, 1923
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1924. First hardcover edition. Small octavo, 33 pp. Hardcover. Tiny tear to spine head, slight spine lean, else very nearly fine in sage green boards with printed cover label; in a dust jacket decorated with a portrait of Kipling; jacket shows mild wear to shelf edges, tiny droplets of stain to rear and spine panels. 
Kipling's address to the students of St. Andrews was originally published in THE LONDON TIMES on the same day it was delivered, under the title "Man's Desire for Independence," and deals with the responsibilities and costs of being an independent people. 
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3 Woodring, Carl LITERATURE: An Embattled Profession
New York: Columbia University Press, (1999). 0231115229 / 9780231115223 First edition. Hardcover. Fine with gilt lettering to the spine; in photo-pictorial dust jacket. Jacket photograph by Photodisc. 220 pages, notes, index. 
Studies the relevance of the humanities in today's society, analyzes the history and present state of literary criticism in the United States, particularly as taught in the major universities, and argues for a middle ground in the cultural wars. 
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