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The Resource Morality, identity and narrative in the fiction of Richard Ford, Brian Duffy

Morality, identity and narrative in the fiction of Richard Ford, Brian Duffy

Label
Morality, identity and narrative in the fiction of Richard Ford
Title
Morality, identity and narrative in the fiction of Richard Ford
Statement of responsibility
Brian Duffy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is only the second monograph on the work of Richard Ford and the only one to deal with all three Frank Bascombe novels. The book offers comprehensive readings of the trilogy and the stories of Women with Men and A Multitude of Sins, thus bringing critical work on Ford up to date. Richard Ford insists that fiction contain a "moral vision", and this study takes up that challenge by investigating Ford's characters through the interconnections of morality, identity and narrative. It draws on the moral theories of Alasdair MacIntyre and Charles Taylor, and on the work on narrative and identity of French philosopher Paul Ricoeur. But it also explores in detail the portrait of contemporary American society and culture offered in the trilogy, analysing the individualism, exclusionary independence and laissez-faire principles of Independence Day, and the consumerism, sectionalism, self-absorption, enervation and violence of The Lay of the Land. This study traces the emerging vision in the trilogy of America as an atomized society in a state of disharmony and fear, and as a culture casting around for meaning, identity and spiritual peace. The book also contains an extensive recent interview with Richard Ford."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Duffy, Brian
Dewey number
813.54
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3556.O713
LC item number
Z62 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Costerus
Series volume
new ser., v.176
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ford, Richard
  • Literature and morals
  • Identity (Psychology) in literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Novelists, American
Label
Morality, identity and narrative in the fiction of Richard Ford, Brian Duffy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [359]-362) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
226166587
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9789042024090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)226166587
Label
Morality, identity and narrative in the fiction of Richard Ford, Brian Duffy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [359]-362) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
226166587
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9789042024090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)226166587

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