Ethics, literature, & theory : an introductory reader / edited by Stephen K. George

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Subjects: American literature--History and criticism--Theory, etc
Ethics in literature
Literature--History and criticism--Theory, etc
Good and evil in literature
Literature and morals
Evil in literature
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 2nd ed
Published: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, c2005
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: xvii, 401 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Foreword / Wayne C. Booth
1. Premises on art and morality / John Gardner 3
2. The moral connections of literary texts / Abraham B. Yehoshua 11
3. Why ethical criticism can never be simple / Wayne C. Booth 23
4. Ethical criticism : what it is and why it matters / Marshall Gregory 37
5. Against ethical criticism / Richard A. Posner 63
6. Who is responsible in ethical criticism? / Wayne C. Booth 79
7. The absence of the ethical : literary theory and ethical theory / Martha C. Nussbaum 99
8. Evaluative discourse : a new turn toward the ethical / David Parker 107
9. The moral and the aesthetical : literary study and the social order / Stephen L. Tanner 115
10. Reading for life / Anthony Cunningham 131
11. The "ancient quarrel" : literature and moral philosophy / Martha C. Nussbaum 139
12. Stories and morals / Nina Rosenstand 153
13. The absence of stories : filling the void in ethics / Marianne Jennings 165
14. Literature and the Catholic perspective / Mary R. Reichardt 173
15. Literature and Protestantism / John J. Han 181
16. Something to measure by : Quaker values in literature / Barbara A. Heavilin 189
17. Literary criticism and religious values / Bruce W. Young 197
18. A writer's duty / John Updike 213
19. The writer's moral sense / Flannery O'Connor 215
20. Imaginative writing and the Jewish experience / Bernard Malamud 219
21. The problem of evil in fiction / Orson Scott Card 225
22. Poetry, politics, and morality / Jay Parini 231
23. Art and ethics? / Joyce Carol Oates 239
24. What violence in literature must teach us / Jack Harrell 241
25. Ethics and literature / Charles Johnson 251
26. The case against Huck Finn / John H. Wallace 265
27. Why we still need Huckleberry Finn / Dudley Barlow 273
28. Huckleberry Finn : an amazing, troubling book / Toni Morrison 279
29. The ethical dimensions of Richard Wright's Native son / Stephen K. George 289
30. Sethe's choice : Beloved and the ethics of reading / James Phelan 299
31. Steinbeck, Johnson, and the master/slave relationship / Richard E. Hart 315
32. Censorship and the classroom / Georgia A. Newman 329
Alternate Titles: Ethics, literature, and theory
Additional Authors: George, Stephen K., 1965-
Notes: LCCN: 2005002940
ISBN: 074253233X (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0742532348 (pbk. : alk. paper)
"A Sheed & Ward book."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 377-378) and index
OCLC Number: 57682346
ISBN/ISSN: 074253233X
0742532348