Power to Hurt: The Virtues of Alienation
University of Illinois Press, 1998 - 243 pagina's
addresses what William J. Bennett ignores in The Book of Virtues:
How do readers use literature as "equipment for living"?
and postmodernism, Monroe outlines "virtue criticism," an alternative
to current theory. Focusing on works by T. S. Eliot, Vladimir Nabokov,
and Donald Barthelme, he demonstrates that these alienistic texts are
not just filled with belligerence but are also endowed with virtues, such
as trust and the promise of solidarity with the reader. By considering
these vital texts as responses to personal situations and institutional
practices, Monroe brings literature back to the common reader and shows
how it offers functional responses to the dysfunctional situations of
in literary criticism, American culture, and the relationship between
ethics and literature will be fascinated by virtue criticism and this
fresh look at the virtues and vices of alienation.
Chosen as a Choice Magazine's Outstanding Academic Book for 1999.
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A Performance Paradigm 22
Reading Empathy Alienation 38
Virtue Criticism as Cultural Criticism 50
Necessary Troublemakers 61
Heavens Graces Gnostic Strategies 78
Sweetest Things Aesthetic Strategies 88
Natures Riches Parabolic Strategies 101
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Pagina 1 - They that have power to hurt and will do none, That do not do the thing they most do show, Who, moving others, are themselves as stone. Unmoved, cold, and to temptation slow. They rightly do inherit heaven's graces And husband nature's riches from expense-, They are the lords and owners of their faces. Others but stewards of their excellence.