Ethical issues in twentieth-century French fiction : killing the other / Colin Davis

Author(s): Davis, Colin, 1960-
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Subjects: French fiction--20th century--History and criticism
Ethics in literature
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000
LC Classification: P, PQ
Table of Contents: Acknowledgements
Introduction: Ethical Criticism 1
1. Otherness, Altericide 12
2. Hermeneutic and Ethical Encounters: Gadamer and Levinas 31
3. Ethics, Fiction, and the Death of the Other: Sartre and Kant 47
4. Camus, Encounters, Reading 64
5. Didacticism and the Ethics of Failure: Beauvoir 86
6. Humanism and its Others: Sartre, Heidegger, Yourcenar 108
7. Ethical Indifference: Duras 131
8. Readers, Others: Genet 152
Conclusion: Tarrying with the Negative 189
Notes 196
Bibliography 216
Index 225
Notes: LCCN: 99027402
ISBN: 031222396X (cloth)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 216-224) and index
Physical Description: vii, 228 p. ; 23 cm
OCLC Number: 41096300
ISBN/ISSN: 031222396X

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