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dc.contributor.authorStan, Corina
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-22T03:30:25Z
dc.date.available2021-06-22T03:30:25Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/49662
dc.description.abstractThe Art of Distances identifies a preoccupation with interpersonal distance in a strand of 20th-century literature that includes the work of Orwell, Morand, Canetti, Murdoch, Benjamin, Ernaux, Grass, and Galgut. Specifically, Stan shows that these authors engage in philosophical meditations on the ethical question of how to live with others and how to find an ideal interpersonal distance at historical moments when there are no obviously agreed-upon social norms for ethical behavior. Bringing these authors into dialogue with philosophers such as Montaigne, Emerson, Nietzsche, Freud, Plessner, Heidegger, Nancy, Levinas, Sloterdijk, le Blanc, and Zaoui, Stan shows how the question of the right interpersonal distance became a fundamental one for these authors and explores what forms and genres they proposed in order to convey the complexity of this question. Albeit unknowingly, she suggests, they are engaged in fleshing out what Barthes called “a science, or perhaps an art, of distances."
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism
dc.subject.otherLiterary Criticism
dc.subject.otherEuropean
dc.titleThe Art of Distances
dc.title.alternativeEthical Thinking in Twentieth-Century Literature
dc.typebook
oapen.relation.isPublishedByb4699693-8bd9-4982-b22e-c153becb6f4b
oapen.relation.isFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.imprintNorthwestern University Press
oapen.identifierhttps://openresearchlibrary.org/viewer/cf2abaf1-78dc-42b2-8055-57e09d6ce0bc
oapen.identifier.isbn9780810136854
grantor.number3702


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