Notes on Hybrid Novels and Ethical Discourse

Palumbo Mosca, Rafaello (2013) Notes on Hybrid Novels and Ethical Discourse. Modern Language Notes, 128 (1). pp. 185-205. ISSN 0026-7910. (doi:10.1353/mln.2013.0007) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The article investigates contemporary European novels that challenge the borders between fiction and nonfiction. Analyzing, among others, works by Antonio Franchini, Javer Cercas and Jonathan Littell, I seek to demonstrate that today’s use of a hybrid genre serves authors as a narrative device to prove the factual truth of their narrations, therefore assuring their social relevance, without losing the capacity to convey a archetypical, meaning of human history. From this perspective I analyze the connections between literature and ethics, suggesting a theory of recognition between the reader and the character and examining in particular the problematic case of the reader’s identification with a morally flawed character.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1353/mln.2013.0007
Additional information: This output is written in one of the languages within the remit of UOA 28.; number of additional authors: 0;
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Comparative Literature
Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Italian
Depositing User: Stewart Brownrigg
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 00:05 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:22 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/40309 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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