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By Lee Oser

What used to be the moral point of view of modernist literature? How did Yeats, Eliot, Joyce, Woolf and Beckett signify moral matters and enhance their ethical principles? Lee Oser argues that brooding about human nature restores a point of view on modernist literature that has been misplaced. He deals specified discussions of the connection among ethics and aesthetics to light up shut readings of significant modernist texts. For Oser, the reception of Aristotle is important to the modernist ethical venture, which he defines because the attempt to remodel human nature by using paintings. Exploring the origins of that undertaking, its luck in modernism, its severe heirs, and its attainable destiny, The Ethics of Modernism brings a clean viewpoint on modernist literature and its interplay with moral strands of philosophy. It deals many new insights to students of twentieth-century literature in addition to highbrow historians.

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