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The art of distances : ethical thinking in twentieth-century literature

Author: Corina Stan
Publisher: Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Identifies an insistent preoccupation with interpersonal distance in a strand of twentieth-century European and Anglophone literature that includes the work of George Orwell, Elias Canetti, Iris  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Corina Stan
ISBN: 9780810136854 0810136856 9780810136861 0810136864
OCLC Number: 1005114574
Description: xiii, 304 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Adorno and Barthes on the question of the right (di)stance --
The pathos of distances in "a world of banished people" --
George Orwell's critique of sincerity and the obligation of tactlessness --
The inferno of saviors: notes in the margin of Elias Canetti's lifework --
A socialism of distances, or on the difficulties of wise love: Iris Murdoch's secular community --
"The world in me": the distantiality of everyday life --
In search of a whole self: Benjamin's childhood fragments --
Annie Ernaux's diaries of the outside --
Gunter Grass's century --
Damon Galgut on emptying oneself for sleep --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Corina Stan.

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