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Schopenhauer, Women's Literature and the Legacy of Pessimism in the Novels of George Eliot, Olive Schreiner, Virginia Woolf and Doris Lessing (StudiesBy: Penelope LeFew-Blake (author)Hardback
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DescriptionEliot, Schreiner, Woolf, and Lessing are among the women writers of the British tradition whose work reveals a debt to Schopenhauer's theory of the will and his aesthetic concepts. This is an examination of the work of these four authors reconsidering a hitherto neglected influence on them.
ContentsGeorge Eliot's "Middlemarch" - a Schopenhauerian Shadowplay; George Eliot's "Daniel Deronda" - a study in Schopenhauerian morality. "A Strivng and a Striving" - Schopenhauerian pessimism in Olive Schreiner's "The Story of an African Farm" and "From Man to Man"; Virginia Woolf, Bloomsbury aesthetics, and Schopenhauer; Doris Lessing's "Children of Violence" - the Schopenhauerian education of Martha Quest; Doris Lessing's "The Fifth Child" - the will personified.
- publication date: 30/04/2001
- ISBN13: 9780773474376
- Format: Hardback
- Number Of Pages: 152
- ID: 9780773474376
- ISBN10: 0773474374
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