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The literature of pity, David Punter

Label
The literature of pity
Title
The literature of pity
Statement of responsibility
David Punter
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Pity represents a combination of fear, helplessness and overwhelming agitation. It is a term which suffuses our everyday lives; it is also a dangerous term hovering between approval of sympathy and disapproval of emotional wallowing (as in 'self-pity'). David Punter here engages with a wealth of theoretical ideas to explore the literature of pity, including Freud, Derrida, Levinas and others. His chapters cover "Distinguishing Pity", the Aristotelian framework; Buddhism and pity; the pieta in the Middle Ages and Renaissance; Shakespeare on pity; Milton's pitiless Christianity; pity and charity in the early novel; Blake's views on pity; the Victorian debate, from Austen to Dickens and George Eliot; Brecht and Chekhov on pity and self-pity; "war, and the pity of war"; Jean Rhys and Stevie Smith; pity, immigration and the colony; and finally three contemporary texts by Michel Faber, Kazuo Ishiguro and Cormac McCarthy. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Punter, David
Dewey number
809.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.S94
LC item number
P86 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sympathy in literature
  • Sympathy
  • Sympathy in literature
  • Sympathy
  • Sympathy
  • Sympathy in literature
  • Begriff
  • Englisch
  • Literatur
  • Substantiv
  • pity
Label
The literature of pity, David Punter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [183]-188) 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
Contents
Distinguishing Pity -- Pity and Terror: The Aristotelian Framework -- Pieta -- Shakespeare on Pity -- The Eighteenth Century -- Blake: 'Pity would be no more...' -- Aspects of Victoriana -- Chekhov and Brecht: Pity and Self-Pity -- 'War, and the pity of War': Wilfred Owen, David Jones, Primo Levi -- Reflections on Algernon Blackwood's Gothic -- Reclaiming the Savage Night -- 'Pity the Poor Immigrant': Pity, Diaspora, the Colony -- Lyric and Pity
Control code
875133741
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 190 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780748691975
Lccn
2013481660
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)875133741
Label
The literature of pity, David Punter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [183]-188) 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
Contents
Distinguishing Pity -- Pity and Terror: The Aristotelian Framework -- Pieta -- Shakespeare on Pity -- The Eighteenth Century -- Blake: 'Pity would be no more...' -- Aspects of Victoriana -- Chekhov and Brecht: Pity and Self-Pity -- 'War, and the pity of War': Wilfred Owen, David Jones, Primo Levi -- Reflections on Algernon Blackwood's Gothic -- Reclaiming the Savage Night -- 'Pity the Poor Immigrant': Pity, Diaspora, the Colony -- Lyric and Pity
Control code
875133741
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 190 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780748691975
Lccn
2013481660
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)875133741

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