Issues of Shame and Guilt in the Modern Novel: Conrad, Ford, Greene, Kafka, Camus, Wilde, Proust, and Mann
By: David Tenenbaum (author)Hardback
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This study addresses the changes in literary depictions of remorse fostered by modernist literature's response to normative ethical standards. Certain twentieth-century authors believed that the High Modern Period demanded a reconsideration of how individuals may hope to achieve the same social responsibility dictated by traditional values in light of a greater awareness of fundamental human impulses.
Foreword by Adrian S. Wisnicki; Introduction; 1. Survivor Guilt: Conrad's Anti-heroes; 2. Keeping Up Appearances: Aristocratic Anxiety in the Novels of Ford Madox Ford; 3. The Modem Confessional: Catholic Guilt in the Novels of Graham Greene and Francois Mauriac; 4. Elders, Institutions and Existential Guilt In the Fiction of Franz Kafka and Albert Camus; 5. Queer Imaginings: L'Amour d'Impossible in Wilde, James, Proust and Mann; Afterword: The Great Escape: The Reverence and Regret of the American; Dream; Works Cited; Index.
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