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Impersonality : seven essays

Author: Sharon Cameron
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Philosophers have long debated the subjects of persons and personhood. The author ushers this debate into the literary realm by condidering impersonality in the works of major American writers and figures of international modernism--writers of whom personal identity is inconsequential and even imaginary.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Persona (Literature)
Named Person: Ralph Waldo Emerson; T S Eliot; Herman Melville; Jonathan Edwards; Jonathan Edwards; T S Eliot; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Herman Melville
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Cameron
ISBN: 0226091317 9780226091310 0226091325 9780226091327
OCLC Number: 65204953
Description: xx, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction by way of William Empson's Buddha faces --
What counts as love : Jonathan Edwards's "True virtue" --
Representing grief : Emerson's "Experience" --
The way of life by abandonment : Emerson's Impersonal --
The practice of attention : Simone Weil's Performance of impersonality --
"The sea's throat" : T.S. Eliot's Four quartets --
"Lines of stones" : the unpersonified impersonal in Melville's Billy Budd.
Responsibility: Sharon Cameron.
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Philosophers have long debated the subjects of persons and personhood. The author ushers this debate into the literary realm by condidering impersonality in the works of major American writers and figures of international modernism--writers of whom personal identity is inconsequential and even imaginary.

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