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Morality of fiction

Murray, Hugh

Morality of fiction

or, An inquiry into the tendency of fictitious narratives, with observations on some of the most eminent

by Murray, Hugh

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Published by Norwood Editions in Norwood, Pa .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literature and morals.

  • Edition Notes

    Reprint of the 1805 ed. printed by Mundell for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, London.

    Other titlesInquiry into the tendency of fictitious narratives.
    Statementby H. Murray.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN49 .M87 1976
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 174 p. ;
    Number of Pages174
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4897487M
    ISBN 100848217721
    LC Control Number76040011
    OCLC/WorldCa2401818

    The essence (which is all you need) of this profound and petty essay appears in 's Pushcart Prize collection (p. )—and an indisputable essence it is: what Arthur Miller so eloquently demands from drama, novelist Gardner demands from fiction—that it seek "to improve life, not debase it," that it "ought to be a force bringing people together, breaking down barriers of prejudice and. A book published in might’ve just ‘predicted’ the pandemic outbreak that the world is currently facing in ! SCMP recently posted an article about how a book called The Eyes of Darkness talks about a Chinese military lab that creates a virus as part of its biological weapons programme. The eerie part of this story is [ ].

    Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Zacharias, Greg W., Henry James and the morality of fiction. Morality in Fiction What’s the moral of the story? It’s a question you probably left behind in high school, sometimes because the morals are obvious (“ well I’m all broken up about that man’s rights “), more often because that’s not why you came to the story in question (“ there is no spoon “).

      Her defense of fiction for its unruly humanity recalls how writers as different as Henry James and D. H. Lawrence once idealized the novel as "the one bright book of life.". About: Son of Saul by László Nemes - Since Claude Lanzmann's Shoah, cinematographic representations of the extermination of the European Jews have seemed impossible. Son of Saul has challenged this assumption. Nonetheless, the aesthetic and Author: Judith Lyon-Caen.


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