The Humanist (Re)Turn: Reclaiming the Self in Literature Hardback
Part of the Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature series
The exciting new book argues for a renewed emphasis on humanism--contrary to the trend of post-humanism, or what Neema Parvini calls "the anti-humanism" of the last several decades of literary and theoretical scholarship.
In this trail-blazing study, Michael Bryson argues for this renewal of perspective by covering literature written in different languages, times, and places, calling for a return to a humanism, which focuses on literary characters and their psychological and existential struggles-not struggles of competition, but of connection, the struggles of fragmented, incomplete individuals for integration, wholeness, and unity.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 212 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 02/08/2019
- Category: Literature: history & criticism
- ISBN: 9780367257408
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