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The Search for Selfhood in Modern Literature
The Search for Selfhood in Modern Literature
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Author(s): Roston, Murray
ISBN No.: 9780333763346
Edition: Revised
Pages: vi, 248
Year: 200109
Format: Trade Cloth (Hard Cover)
Price: £83.99
Dispatch delay: Dispatched between 7 to 15 days
Status: Available (Active record)

The scientific achievements of the modern world failed to impress the leading writers of this century, leaving them instead profoundly disturbed by a sense of lost values and of the insignificance of the individual in a universe seemingly indifferent to human concerns. In The Search for Selfhood in Modern Literature Roston explores the strategies adopted by such mid-century authors as Greene, Salinger, Osborne, Baldwin and others in their attempt to cope with the spiritual vacuity - strategies including the emergence of the anti-hero and of literary existentialism - and offer in the course of the investigation fascinatingly new insights into their work.


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