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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.
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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: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Walker Bergström, Catharine.
Intuition of an infinite obligation.
Frankfurt am Main ; New York : Peter Lang, ©2010
(DLC) 2010514049
(OCoLC)535495824
Named Person: E L Doctorow; E L Doctorow; E L Doctorow
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Catharine Walker Bergström
ISBN: 9783631587492 363158749X 9783653002737 3653002737 1299430252 9781299430259
OCLC Number: 815281549
Notes: Based on a Ph. D. thesis (Narrative ethics and intuition of the infinite) -- University of Gothenburg, 2008.
Description: 189 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Table of Contents; 1. Introduction 11; Ethics, deconstruction and postmodern gnosis 24; Historical background 27; 2. Trials of the Truth: Welcome to Hard Times, The Book of Daniel and Ragtime 35; Postmodern ethics and narrative ethics 38; Narrative ethics in history and fiction 39; Myth, antimyth, and the ethics of lamentation 42; The aesthetics of truthfulness 45; Welcome to Hard Times 46; The Book of Daniel 53; Ragtime 64; 3. An Intuition of the Self: Loon Lake and Billy Bathgate 81; Emerson and Jung 92; Loon Lake 96; Billy Bathgate 112. 4. The Ethics of Narrating Gnosis: The Waterworks and City of God 127Definitions of Gnosticism 131; Gnosis and the Kabbalah 134; Postmodern Gnosticism 138; The Waterworks 143; City of God 152; 5. The Ethical Challenge in Difference 175; Bibliography 179.
Series Title: Anglo-amerikanische Studien, Bd. 38.
Responsibility: Catharine Walker Bergström.
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