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Intuition of an infinite obligation : narrative ethics and postmodern gnostics in the fiction of E.L. Doctorow

Author: Catharine Walker Bergström
Publisher: Frankfurt am Main ; New York : Peter Lang, ©2010.
Series: Anglo-amerikanische Studien, Bd. 38.
Edition/Format:   Book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Grounded in theoretical studies of postmodern and narrative ethics, this book proposes the need for a re-examination of E L Doctorow's work from an ethical perspective. It questions the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: E L Doctorow; Edgar L Doctorow
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Catharine Walker Bergström
ISBN: 9783631587492 363158749X
OCLC Number: 535495824
Notes: Based on a Ph.D. thesis (Narrative ethics and intuition of the infinite) -- University of Gothenburg, 2008.
Description: 189 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Contents: E. L. Doctorow - Narrative ethics - Postmodern ethics - Intuition - Polyphonic Narrative - Historiography - Quest for truth - Infinite obligation - Levinas - The Other - Identity - The Self - Emerson - Self-reliance - The Over-Soul - Jung - Collective unconscious - Synchronicity - Gnosticism - Gnosis - Kabbalah - Hope - Scepticism - Derrida - Deconstruction - Intertextuality - Welcome to Hard Times - Book of Daniel - Ragtime - Loon Lake - Billy Bathgate - Waterworks - City of God.
Series Title: Anglo-amerikanische Studien, Bd. 38.
Responsibility: Catharine Walker Bergström.

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