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9780742532342

Ethics, Literature, and Theory An Introductory Reader

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    9780742532342

  • ISBN10:

    0742532348

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-07-07
  • Publisher: Sheed & Ward
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Do 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 m

Table of Contents

Foreword by Wayne C. Booth xi
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction xv
Part I: Ethical Criticism and Literary Theory 1(128)
1 Premises on Art and Morality
3(8)
John Gardner
2 The Moral Connections of Literary Texts
11(12)
Abraham B. Yehoshua
3 Why Ethical Criticism Can Never Be Simple
23(14)
Wayne C. Booth
4 Ethical Criticism: What It Is and Why It Matters
37(26)
Marshall Gregory
5 Against Ethical Criticism
63(16)
Richard A. Posner
6 Who Is Responsible in Ethical Criticism?
79(20)
Wayne C. Booth
7 The Absence of the Ethical: Literary Theory and Ethical Theory
99(8)
Martha C. Nussbaum
8 Evaluative Discourse: A New Turn toward the Ethical
107(8)
David Parker
9 The Moral and the Aesthetical: Literary Study and the Social Order
115(14)
Stephen L. Tanner
Part II: Philosophy, Religion, and Literature 129(82)
10 Reading for Life
131(8)
Anthony Cunningham
11 The "Ancient Quarrel": Literature and Moral Philosophy
139(14)
Martha C. Nussbaum
12 Stories and Morals
153(12)
Nina Rosenstand
13 The Absence of Stories: Filling the Void in Ethics
165(8)
Marianne Jennings
14 Literature and the Catholic Perspective
173(8)
Mary R. Reichardt
15 Literature and Protestantism
181(8)
John J. Han
16 Something to Measure By: Quaker Values in Literature
189(8)
Barbara A. Heavilin
17 Literary Criticism and Religious Values
197(14)
Bruce W. Young
Part III: Writers' Responsibilities 211(52)
18 A Writer's Duty
213(2)
John Updike
19 The Writer's Moral Sense
215(4)
Flannery O'Connor
20 Imaginative Writing and the Jewish Experience
219(6)
Bernard Malamud
21 The Problem of Evil in Fiction
225(6)
Orson Scott Card
22 Poetry, Politics, and Morality
231(8)
Jay Parini
23 Art and Ethics?
239(2)
Joyce Carol Oates
24 What Violence in Literature Must Teach Us
241(10)
Jack Harrell
25 Ethics and Literature
251(12)
Charles Johnson
Part IV: Readers and Ethical Criticism 263(76)
26 The Case against Huck Finn
265(8)
John H. Wallace
27 Why We Still Need Huckleberry Finn
273(6)
Dudley Barlow
28 Huckleberry Finn: An Amazing, Troubling Book
279(10)
Toni Morrison
29 The Ethical Dimensions of Richard Wright's Native Son
289(10)
Stephen K. George
30 Sethe's Choice: Beloved and the Ethics of Reading
299(16)
James Phelan
31 Steinbeck, Johnson, and the Master/Slave Relationship
315(14)
Richard E. Hart
32 Censorship and the Classroom
329(10)
Georgia A. Newman
Notes 339(30)
Glossary 369(8)
Selected Bibliography 377(2)
Permissions 379(4)
Index 383(14)
About the Contributors 397

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