Daniel J. Boorstin Writing Styles in The Creators

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In The Creators: A History of Heroes of the Imagination, the narrator is the author, Daniel J. Boorstin. In his note to the reader, he states he wrote this book because he was "convinced that the pursuit of knowledge is only one path to human fulfillment" (p. xv). Following The Discoverers, which focused on the scientific history of mankind, The Creator focuses on creators and makers of the artistic new throughout the history of the world. These creations occurred in religion, architecture, literature, music and arts, such as painting, sculpture, photography and film. The Seekers was the final book in this trilogy and focused on the philosophic aspect of humanity's history.

The Creators is a collection of descriptions regarding various artistic firsts throughout the history of mankind. By explaining how each creation led into the next, Boorstin provides a comprehensive study of how humanity, mainly Western civilization, invented...

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