Mysticism and the Mid-Century Novel

Mysticism and the Mid-Century Novel

Author: J. Clements

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230353923

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 209

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This book argues that many of the mid-twentieth century's significant novelists were united by a desire to return the increasingly interior novel to ethical engagement. They did not seek morality in society, politics or the individual will, but sought to unveil a transcendent Good by using techniques drawn from the canon of mystical literature
Mysticism and the Mid-Century Novel
Language: en
Pages: 209
Authors: J. Clements
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-11-01 - Publisher: Springer

This book argues that many of the mid-twentieth century's significant novelists were united by a desire to return the increasingly interior novel to ethical engagement. They did not seek morality in society, politics or the individual will, but sought to unveil a transcendent Good by using techniques drawn from the
Religion in the English Novel
Language: en
Pages: 365
Authors: Michael Giffin
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-23 - Publisher: Spaniel Books

Romanticism marked a dramatic turning point in philosophy and aesthetics. The shift from Classicism to Romanticism to Modernism and its Posts is paralleled in the shift from Kant to Hegel to Nietzsche to Derrida. The central notions of the Enlightenment: nature, progress, rationalism, and rejection of the irrational are opposed
Midcentury Suspension
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Claire Seiler
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-11 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

How did literary artists confront the middle of a century already defined by two global wars and newly faced with a nuclear future? Midcentury Suspension argues that a sense of suspension—a feeling of being between beginnings and endings, recent horrors and opaque horizons—shaped transatlantic literary forms and cultural expression in
Patrick White and God
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Michael Giffin
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-11 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

The novels of Australia’s Nobel Laureate Patrick White (1912–1990) are a persistent commentary on Nietzsche’s proclamation of God’s death. As White knew the proclamation was not about God’s existence, but about classical views of God, it presented him with the impossible task of using language to describe what language cannot
The 1960s
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Philip Tew, James Riley, Melanie Seddon
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-26 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

How did social, cultural and political events in Britain during and leading up to the 1960s shape modern British fiction? The 1960s were the "swinging decade†?: a newly energised youth culture went hand-in-hand with new technologies, expanding educational opportunities, new social attitudes and profound political differences between the generations. This