In Praise of Antiheroes: Figures and Themes in Modern European Literature, 1830-1980

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In an age of upheaval and challenged faith, traditional heroes are hard to come by, and harder still to love, with their bloodstained hands and backs unbowed by the consequences of their actions. Through penetrating readings of key works of modern European literature, Victor Brombert shows how a new kind of hero-the antihero-has arisen to replace the toppled heroic model. Though they fail, by design, to live up to conventional expectations of mythic heroes, antiheroes are not necessarily "failures." They display different ...

In Praise of Antiheroes: Figures and Themes in Modern European Literature, 1830-1980 2001, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226075433

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In Praise of Antiheroes: Figures and Themes in Modern European Literature, 1830-1980 1999, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226075525

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