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On moral fiction

Author: John Gardner
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©1978.
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Argues that great moral fiction has open-mindedly tested human values in an attempt to discover what best promotes human fulfillment and that current fiction fails to do so and, thus, undermines our experience of literature and our faith in ourselves.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gardner, John, 1933-1982.
On moral fiction.
New York : Basic Books, ©1978
(OCoLC)558477535
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Gardner
ISBN: 0465052258 9780465052257
OCLC Number: 3631236
Description: 214 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction on the Republication of on Moral Fiction --
Premises on Art and Morality --
Principles of Art and Criticism --
Moral Fiction --
Moral Criticism --
The Artist as Critic --
Art and Insanity
Responsibility: John Gardner.
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"A genuine classic of literary criticism, On Moral Fiction argues that "true art is by its nature moral.""  Read more...

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Acknowledgments ix Introduction xi Premises on Art and Morality 1 Principles of Art and Criticism 103 Notes 207 Index 209

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