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Realism, Ethics and Secularism free pdf George Levine is one of the world's leading scholars of Victorian literature and culture. This collection of his essays develops the key themes of his work: the intersection of nineteenth-century British literature, culture and science and the relation of knowledge and truth to ethics. The essays offer perspectives on George Eliot, Thackeray, the Positivists, and the Scientific Naturalists, and reassess the complex relationship between Ruskin and Darwin. In readings of Lawrence and Coetzee, Levine addresses Victorian and modern efforts to push beyond the limits of realist art by testing its aesthetic and epistemological limits in engagement with the self and the other. Some of Levine's most important contributions to the field are reprinted, in revised and updated form, alongside previously unpublished material. Together, these essays cohere into an exploration both of Victorian literature and culture and of ethical, epistemological, and aesthetic problems fundamental to our own times.

About George Levine

George Levine is Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University and Visiting Scholar in Residence at New York University.

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Author : George Levine
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Data Published : 09 October 2008
ISBN : 0521885264
EAN : 9780521885263
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 294 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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