Dark Mirror: The Sense of Injustice in Modern European and American Literature

Dark Mirror: The Sense of Injustice in Modern European and American Literature

by Richard Sterne
     
 

Dark Mirror is the first study of European and American literature that comprehensively treats the historical conflict between idealistic (natural law) and 'realistic' or cynical approaches to the idea of justice. Works of Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Mauriac, Martin du Gard, Dreiser, Brecht, Koestler, Melville, Kafka, Camus, Cozzens, Snow, and others are examined. See more details below

Overview

Dark Mirror is the first study of European and American literature that comprehensively treats the historical conflict between idealistic (natural law) and 'realistic' or cynical approaches to the idea of justice. Works of Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Mauriac, Martin du Gard, Dreiser, Brecht, Koestler, Melville, Kafka, Camus, Cozzens, Snow, and others are examined.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823215096
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Edition description:
2
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Idealistic vs. Realistic Conceptions of Justice from Homer to George Eliot1
2The Sense of Injustice in Modern Religious Fiction67
Tolstoy, "God Sees the Truth, But Waits": Resurrection
Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
Mauriac, Therese Desqueyroux
3The Sense of Injustice in Modern Social Fiction108
Martin du Gard, Jean Barois
Dreiser, An American Tragedy
Brecht, The Caucasian Chalk Circle
Koestler, Darkness at Noon
4The Sense of Injustice in Modern Absurdist Fiction168
Melville, Billy Budd
Kafka, The Trial
Camus, The Outsider
Kundera, The Joke
5A "Dissenting" Perspective218
Cozzens, The Just and the Unjust
Snow, The Sleep of Reason
Conclusion: Toward a Renewal of the Dialogue243
Betti, The Landslide
Wright, Native Son
Glaspell, "A Jury of Her Peers"
Porter, "Noon Wine"
Anouilh, Antigone
Muschg, "Reparations or Making Good"
Forster, A Passage to India
Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
List of Works Cited263
Index273

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