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Author Tenenbaum, David, 1974-

Title Issues of shame and guilt in the modern novel : Conrad, Ford, Greene, Kafka, Camus, Wilde, Proust, and Mann / David Tenenbaum ; with a foreword by Adrian S. Wisnicki
Published Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 238 pages)
Contents Survivor guilt: Conrad's anti-heroes -- Keeping up appearances: aristocratic anxiety in the novels of Ford Madox Ford -- The modern confessional: Catholic guilt in the novels of Graham Greene And François Mauriac -- Elders, institutions and existential guilt in the fiction of Franz Kafka and Albert Camus -- Queer imaginings: l'amour d'impossible in Wilde, James, Proust and Mann -- Afterword: the great escape: the reverence and regret of the American dream
Summary This study addresses the changes in literary depictions of remorse fostered by modernist literature's response to normative ethical standards. Certain twentieth-century authors believed that the High Modern Period demanded a reconsideration of how individuals may hope to achieve the same social responsibility dictated by traditional values in light of a greater awareness of fundamental human impulses
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Guilt in literature.
Modernism (Literature)
Shame in literature.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0773443967 (electronic bk.)
9780773443969 (electronic bk.)