Against democracy : literary experience in the era of emancipations / Simon During
- During, Simon, 1950-
- New York : Fordham University Press, 2012.
- 1st ed.
- Physical Description:
- ix, 181 pages ; 23 cm
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Democracy Today -- 2.Reform or Refusal? Living in Democratic Capitalism -- 3.Conservatism and Critique -- 4.Literary Criticism's Failure -- 5.The Literary Origins of Modern Democracy -- 6.Howards End's Socialism -- 7.Saul Bellow and the Antinomies of Democratic Experience.
- "This book argues that political democracy has not fulfilled its promise and that we should therefore re-examine literature's long conservative hostility to it. It offers new accounts of the ethos of refusing political democracy, as well as innovative readings of writers including Tocqueville, Disraeli, George Eliot, E.M. Forster and Saul Bellow"--
- 9780823242542 (hardback)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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