TITLE

The Ethics of Non-Realist Fiction: Morality's Catch-22

AUTHOR(S)
Harold, James
PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
Philosophia;Jun2007, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p145
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
An essay is presented regarding the ethics of non-realist fiction. It focuses on how non-realistic novels challenge the philosophical comprehension of an individual on the moral importance of literature. The author cites "Catch-22" by Joseph Heller as an example. According to him, the novel succeeds morally for the ways it refuses to use standard realistic techniques.
ACCESSION #
26566271

 

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