Poets, Princes, and Private Citizens: Literary Alternatives to Postmodern Politics

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Joseph M. Knippenberg, Peter Augustine Lawler
Rowman & Littlefield, 1996 - 310 Seiten
This collection of original and insightful essays was written by teachers seeking to restore literature as a powerful teaching tool in the undergraduate classroom. This book rejects postmodern theorizing, opting instead to assert that great poets, playwrights, and novelists self-consciously intended to impart compelling moral and political lessons. The essays focus on fundamental questions such as: What is justice? What does it mean to be a good human being? What are the strengths and weaknesses of a particular form of government? and, How are we to understand and resolve the tensions between private affections and public responsibilities? This is important reading for anyone concerned about the impact of postmodern literary analysis.
 

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Don Quixote and Christian Imperialism
3
Virtue Honor and Reputation Machiavellis Appropriation of Christianity in the Rape of Lucrezia
21
Modern Revolution
39
Master and Man in Melvilles Benito Cereno
41
Politics of Hatred in A Tale of Two Cities
63
The SeaWolf Nature Versus Morality
75
The Pestilent Intellect Camuss PostChristian Vision
91
Love in the Ruins
119
Lost in the Cosmos Walker Percys Analysis of American Restlessness
169
Paul Scotts Raj Quintet Real Politics in Imagined Gardens
191
Literature and the Permanent Questions
211
Nature and Convention in King Lear
213
The Famous Victories of William Shakespeare The Life of Henry the Fifth
235
Moral Education in Jane Austens Emma
271
Friendship and Divine Justice in Homers Iliad
289
Index
305

Family and Politics in Aristophanes
121
Rannery OConnor and the Limits of Justice
143
About the Contributors
309
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\Joseph M. Knippenberg is associate professor of politics at Oglethorpe University. Peter A. Lawler is professor of political science at Berry College.

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