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The Company We Keep

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Wayne C. Booth argues for the relocation of ethics to the center of our engagement with literature. "What he has succeeded in doing . . . is to ... Show synopsis

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  • The Company We Keep (University of California Press) – Trade paperback (1989)
    by Wayne C Booth

    The Company We Keep

    Trade paperback, University of California Press
    1989
    English
    580 pages

    ISBN: 0520062108
    ISBN-13: 9780520062108

    In "The Company We Keep", Wayne C. Booth argues for the relocation of ethics to the center of our engagement with literature. But the questions he asks are not confined to morality. Returning ethics to its root sense, Booth proposes that the ethical critic will be interested in any effect on the ethos, the total character or quality of tellers and listeners. Ethical criticism will risk talking about the quality of this particular encounter with this particular work. Yet it will give up the old hope for definitive judgments ... Show more

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