Gray's Anatomy

Gray's Anatomy

Selected Writings

Summary

'The most prescient of British public intellectuals' Pankaj Mishra, Financial Times

Updated with a new foreword and two new chapters of John Gray's writing.

Why is progress a pernicious myth? Why do beliefs that humanity can be improved end in farce or horror? Is atheism a hangover from Christian faith? John Gray, one of the most iconoclastic thinkers of our time, smashes through civilization's long cherished beliefs, overturning our view of the world and our place in it.

Reviews

  • Gray's dissection of modern delusion, cant and wishful thinking is to be welcomed in this moment of convulsion ... This is a book to learn from and argue with
    Ben Wilson, Literary Review

About the author

John Gray

John Gray's most recent book is the highly praised Seven Types of Atheism; his other books include Straw Dogs, Black Mass, The Soul of the Marionette and The Silence of Animals. He has kept feline companions for over thirty years.
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