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The Resource Power to hurt : the virtues of alienation, William Monroe

Power to hurt : the virtues of alienation, William Monroe

Label
Power to hurt : the virtues of alienation
Title
Power to hurt
Title remainder
the virtues of alienation
Statement of responsibility
William Monroe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
William Monroe addresses what William J. Bennett ignores in The Book of Virtues: How do readers use literature as "equipment for living"? Tackling modernism and postmodernism, Monroe outlines "virtue criticism," an alternative to current theory. He focuses on works by T.S. Eliot, Vladimir Nabokov, and Donald Barthelme to demonstrate that these alienistic texts are not just filled with belligerence but are also endowed with virtues, such as trust and the promise of solidarity with the reader. By considering these vital texts as responses to personal situations and institutional practices, Monroe brings literature back to the common reader and shows how it offers functional responses to the dysfunctional situations of modern life. Readers interested in literary criticism, American culture, and the relationship between ethics and literature will be fascinated by virtue criticism and Monroe's fresh look at the virtues and vices of alienation
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Monroe, William Frank
Dewey number
810.9/353
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS228.A6
LC item number
M66 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Alienation (Social psychology) in literature
  • Social isolation in literature
  • Boredom in literature
  • Violence in literature
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Literature and society
  • English literature
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Literature and society
Label
Power to hurt : the virtues of alienation, William Monroe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36386944
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 243 pages
Isbn
9780252023514
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97004639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Power to hurt : the virtues of alienation, William Monroe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36386944
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 243 pages
Isbn
9780252023514
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97004639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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