TITLE

Facing the Face of the Enemy: Levinasian Moments in "All Quiet on the Western Front" and the Literature of War

AUTHOR(S)
Middleton-Kaplan, Richard
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Modern Fiction Studies;Spring2008, Vol. 54 Issue 1, p72
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article examines how the face-to-face ethical encounter concept of French philosopher Emmanuel Levinas resonates in the literature of war. It discusses the relevance of this philosophy to combat and examines the novel "All Quiet on the Western Front" by Erich Maria Remarque as a text that best embodies Levinas' formulation. It describes an encounter when a combat veteran practically rejected Levinasian ethics as absurd and uninformed to battlefield realities.
ACCESSION #
31914361

 

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