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Ethics, Theory and the Novel - David Parker

Ethics, Theory and the Novel

Hardcover Published: 27th January 1995
ISBN: 9780521452830
Number Of Pages: 232

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The virtual suppression of ethical and evaluative discourse by current literary theory can be seen as the triumph of one post-Enlightenment tradition over others vital to a full account of humanity and literary value. In Ethics, Theory and the Novel David Parker shows that current silences about ethics are as damaging as the earlier political silences of Leavisism and New Criticism. He goes on to examine Middlemarch, Anna Karenina, and novels by D.H. Lawrence, exploring the consequences for major literary works of the suppression of ethical traditions.

"Parker's discussion is intelligent and well-informed." Philosophy and Literature "Ethics, Theory and the Novel is, then, both timely and accomplished; and a measure of its accomplishment is that it brings to this interdisciplinary 'turn' a subtlety of literary analysis that would have pleased even exponents of earlier, more intellectually insular, forms of humanist literary criticism." Philosophy and literature

The Ethical Unconscious
Evaluative discourse: the return of the repressed
A new turn toward the ethical
The judgmental unconscious
The libidinal unconscious
Dynamic interrelatedness: or, the novel walking away with the nail
Social Beings and Innocents
'Bound in Charity': Middlemarch
Forgetting and disorientation in Anna Karenina
Two ideas of innocence in The White Peacock
Into the ideological unknown: Women in Love
Lawrence and Lady Chatterley: the teller and the tale
Towards a New Evaluative Discourse
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ISBN: 9780521452830
ISBN-10: 052145283X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 27th January 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.51