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dc.contributor.advisor Moi, Toril en_US
dc.contributor.author Stan, Corina en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-06T16:04:00Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-26T05:30:14Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/3144
dc.description Dissertation en_US
dc.description.abstract <p>The Art of Distances or, a Morality for the Everyday shows how British, French and German writers have dramatized the dilemmas of the ethical life with others in the twentieth century, and taken up the challenge of imagining new forms of community. Framed by an encounter between the thought of Theodor Adorno and Roland Barthes, the study traces an exemplary arc from 1933 to 1999, bringing together works of fiction, philosophy, critical theory, autobiography, social reportage and anthropology authored by deeply intriguing or controversial figures such as George Orwell, Paul Morand, Henry Miller, Elias Canetti, Iris Murdoch, Walter Benjamin, Annie Ernaux, Günter Grass, and others. Negotiating the ethical and the political, the role that intellectuals can, or should assume in the conflicts and debates of their time, trying to find adequate forms to express their dilemmas, these writers share a sustained attention to the question of the ideal distance between oneself and others in an age deprived of a shared morality.</p> en_US
dc.subject Comparative Literature en_US
dc.subject British Literature en_US
dc.subject Community en_US
dc.subject Distance en_US
dc.subject Ethics en_US
dc.subject French Literature en_US
dc.subject German Literature en_US
dc.title The Art of Distances or, A Morality for the Everyday en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.department Literature en_US
duke.embargo.months 60 en_US

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