Ethics, Literature, and Theory : An Introductory Reader
Stephen K. GeorgeISBN: 0742532348;
Book DescriptionDo the rich descriptions and narrative shapings of literature provide a valuable resource for readers, writers, philosophers, and everyday people to imagine and confront the ultimate questions of life? Do the human activities of storytelling and complex moral decision-making have a deep connection? What are the moral responsibilities of the artist, critic, and reader? What can religious perspectives-from Catholic to Protestant to Mormon-contribute to literary criticism? Thirty well knowncontributors reflect on these questions including--literary theorists Marshall Gregory, James Phelan, and Wayne Booth philosophers Martha Nussbaum, Richard Hart, and Nina Rosenstand and authors John Updike, Charles Johnson, Flannery OConnor, and Bernard Malamud. 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...
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