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Power to hurt : the virtues of alienation

Author: William Frank Monroe
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1998.
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William Monroe addresses what William J. Bennett ignores in The Book of Virtues: How do readers use literature as "equipment for living"? Tackling modernism and postmodernism, Monroe outlines "virtue criticism," an alternative to current theory. He focuses on works by T.S. Eliot, Vladimir Nabokov, and Donald Barthelme to demonstrate that these alienistic texts are not just filled with belligerence but are also  Read more...
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Monroe, William Frank, 1952-
Power to hurt.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)605280302
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Frank Monroe
ISBN: 025202351X 9780252023514 025206657X 9780252066573
OCLC Number: 36386944
Description: xi, 243 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Strategies, performances, virtues --
A performance paradigm --
Reading, empathy, alienation --
Virtue criticism as cultural criticism --
Necessary troublemakers --
"Heaven's graces" : gnostic strategies --
"Sweetest things" : aesthetic strategies --
"Nature's riches" : parabolic strategies --
Reluctant performers --
"Others but stewards" : T.S. Eliot's gnostic impulse --
"Lords and owners" : Vladimir Nabokov's sequestered imagination --
"The basest weed" : Donald Barthelme's parabolic fairy tale.
Responsibility: William Monroe.

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William Monroe addresses what William J. Bennett ignores in The Book of Virtues: How do readers use literature as "equipment for living"? Tackling modernism and postmodernism, Monroe outlines "virtue criticism," an alternative to current theory. He focuses on works by T.S. Eliot, Vladimir Nabokov, and Donald Barthelme to demonstrate that these alienistic texts are not just filled with belligerence but are also endowed with virtues, such as trust and the promise of solidarity with the reader. By considering these vital texts as responses to personal situations and institutional practices, Monroe brings literature back to the common reader and shows how it offers functional responses to the dysfunctional situations of modern life. Readers interested in literary criticism, American culture, and the relationship between ethics and literature will be fascinated by virtue criticism and Monroe's fresh look at the virtues and vices of alienation.

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