Storytelling and the Concept of the "Self</I> in Ian McEwan’s "The Child in Time, Black Dogs, Enduring Love</I>, and "Atonement</I>
©2004 Thesis 106 Pages
Series: Anglo-amerikanische Studien / Anglo-American Studies, Volume 26
Ian McEwan’s novels are characterised by innovative forms of plot-oriented storytelling that combine a pronounced interest in contemporary (British) culture and (recent) history with a concern for social and ethical questions. Novels like The Child in Time, Black Dogs, Enduring Love, and Atonement draw the reader’s attention to the difficulty, complexity, and relativity of value commitments in a world where prescriptive master narratives and old essentialisms have been debunked. This book undertakes to incorporate the discussion of storytelling and the concept of the self into the discourse of values revived by ethical critics at the turn of the millennium. Bringing together findings from philosophy, psychology, literary and cultural studies, the study introduces a concept of the self that acknowledges our ineradicable need for structures of meaning and orientation while taking into account the plurality and heterogeneity of postmodern ways of life.
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- 2012 (May)
- McEwan, Ian Erzähltechnik Rorty, Richard Nussbaum, Martha Taylor, Charles Narratives Selbstkonzept Alteritätskonzepte Ethical Criticism Selbst (Motiv) The child in time
- Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2004. 106 pp.