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Postmodernity, Ethics and the Novel : From Leavis to Levinas - Andrew Gibson

Postmodernity, Ethics and the Novel

From Leavis to Levinas

Paperback Published: 17th June 1999
ISBN: 9780415198967
Number Of Pages: 240

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In Postmodernity, Ethics and the Novel Andrew Gibson sets out to demonstrate that postmodern theory has actually made possible an ethical discourse around fiction.
Each chapter elaborates and discusses a particular aspect of Levinas' thought and raises questions for that thought and its bearing on the novel. It also contains detailed analyses of particular texts. Part of the book's originality is its concentration on a range of modernist and postmodern novels which have seldom if ever served as the basis for a larger ethical theory of fiction.
Postmodernity, Ethics and the Novel discusses among others the writings of Joseph Conrad, Henry James, Jane Austen, Samuel Beckett, Marcel Proust and Salman Rushdie.

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..."an always intelligent and highly-informed study. Stimulating and engaging, this book will make a central and important contribution to contemporary work on the novel." -Thomas Docherty, University of Kent at Canterbury ..."an ambitious, original and important book." -Derek Attridge, University of York

Introductionp. 1
Dissolutionsp. 23
Narrative and alterityp. 25
Ethics and unrepresentabilityp. 54
Ethics and 'the dissolution of the novel'p. 85
Eventsp. 109
Proustian ethicsp. 111
Ethics of the event: Beckettp. 134
Responsesp. 159
Sensibilityp. 161
Reception and receptivityp. 186
Bibliographyp. 213
Indexp. 225
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ISBN: 9780415198967
ISBN-10: 0415198968
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 17th June 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.54 x 13.92  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1