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Author Wren-Owens, Elizabeth.
Title Postmodern ethics : Sciascia's and Tabucchi's re-appropriation of committed writing 1975-2005 / by Elizabeth Wren-Owens.
Imprint Newcastle, U.K. : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2007.

Subject Sciascia, Leonardo -- Criticism and interpretation.
Tabucchi, Antonio, 1943-2012 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Italian fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Ethics in literature.
Postmodernism.
Description 1 online resource (vi, 210 pages)
Note Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.--University of Warwick, 2005) presented under the title: The phoenix speaks: the reclamation of socio-political engagement in the works of Leonardo Sciascia and Antonio Tabucchi, 1975-2005.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-204) and index.
Contents pt. I. Text and society : text in society -- pt. II. Engagement through spatial respresentations -- pt. III. The challenge of communication -- pt. IV. The challenges of intertextuality and self-reflexivity -- pt. V. Conclusions.
Summary Postmodern Ethics offers a new perspective on debates surrounding the role of the intellectual in Italian society, and provides an original reading of two important Italian contemporary writers, Leonardo Sciascia and Antonio Tabucchi. It examines the ways in which the two writers use literature to engage with their socio-political environment in a climate informed by the doubts and scepticism of postmodernism, after traditional forms of impegno had been abandoned. Postmodern Ethics explores w ...
ISBN 9781443810777 (electronic bk.)
1443810770 (electronic bk.)
9781847182340 (hard)
1847182348 (hard)
OCLC # 847714939
Additional Format Print version: Wren-Owen, Elizabeth. Postmodern Ethics : The Re-appropriation of Committed Writing in the Works of Antonio Tabucchi and Leonardo Sciascia 1975-2005. Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, ©2007 9781847182340