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The Ethics in Literature Andrew Hadfield

The Ethics in Literature

Andrew Hadfield

Published January 1st 1999
ISBN : 9780312216535
Hardcover
304 pages
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This volume brings together the most recent theories of ethics and reading and applies them to a wide variety of literary texts, offering an exemplary display of these new critical habits at work. Each essay combines close reading of literary textsMoreThis volume brings together the most recent theories of ethics and reading and applies them to a wide variety of literary texts, offering an exemplary display of these new critical habits at work. Each essay combines close reading of literary texts with reference to current theoretical debates, and each in its own way addresses the question of the ethical significance of literature as a vocation or as social institution -- whether it be from the point of view of the author, the professional critic, the general reader, or the nation-state.