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Ethics, literature, and theory : an introductory reader

Author: Stephen K George
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Ethics, Literature & Theory: An Introductory Reader brings together the work of contemporary scholars, teachers, and writers into a lively discussion on the moral role of literature and the relationship between aesthetics, art, and ethics. Divided into four sections, with introductory matter and questions for discussion, this accessible anthology represents the most crucial work today exploring the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen K George
ISBN: 074253233X 9780742532335 0742532348 9780742532342
OCLC Number: 57682346
Description: xvii, 401 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Premises on art and morality / John Gardner --
The moral connections of literary texts / Abraham B. Yehoshua --
Why ethical criticism can never be simple / Wayne C. Booth --
Ethical criticism : what it is and why it matters / Marshall Gregory --
Against ethical criticism / Richard A. Posner --
Who is responsible in ethical criticism? / Wayne C. Booth --
The absence of the ethical : literary theory and ethical theory / Martha C. Nussbaum --
Evaluative discourse : a new turn toward the ethical / David Parker --
The moral and aesthetical : literary study and the social order / Stephen L. Tanner --
Reading for life / Anthony Cunningham --
The "ancient quarrel" : literature and philosophy / Martha C. Nussbaum --
Stories and morals / Nina Rosenstand --
The absence of stories : filling the void in ethics / Marianne Jennings --
Literature and the Catholic perspective / Mary R. Reichardt --
Literature and Protestantism / John J. Han --
Something to measure by : Quaker values in literature / Barbara A. Heavilin --
Literary criticism and religious values / Bruce W. Young --
A writer's duty / John Updike --
The writer's moral sense / Flannery O'Connor --
Imaginative writing and the Jewish experience / Bernard Malamud --
The problem of evil in fiction / Orson Scott Card --
Poetry, politics, and morality / Jay Parini --
Art and ethics? / Joyce Carol Oates --
What violence in literature must teach us / Jack Harrell --
Ethics and literature / Charles Johnson --
The case against Huck Finn / John H. Wallace --
Why we still need Huckleberry Finn / Dudley Barlow --
Huckleberry Finn : an amazing, troubling book / Toni Morrison --
The ethical dimensions of Richard Wright's Native son / Stephen K. George --
Sethe's choice : Beloved and the ethics of reading / James Phelan --
Steinbeck, Johnson, and the master/slave relationship / Richard E. Hart --
Censorship and the classroom / Georgia A. Newman.
Responsibility: edited by Stephen K. George.
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"Ethics, Literature & Theory: An Introductory Reader brings together the work of contemporary scholars, teachers, and writers into a lively discussion on the moral role of literature and the relationship between aesthetics, art, and ethics. Divided into four sections, with introductory matter and questions for discussion, this accessible anthology represents the most crucial work today exploring the interdisciplinary connections between literature, religion, and philosophy."--BOOK JACKET.

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Since the time of Plato, our culture has debated whether literature can fairly be judged by ethical standards or whether it is essentially beyond the realm of ethics. This unique collection, which Read more...

 
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