On sympathy / Sophie Ratcliffe.

Taking Shakespeare as its starting point, this book examines why and how we read poetry, how we relate to fictional characters, and whether reading is good for you. It also focuses on key works by Browning, Auden, and Beckett, and concludes with a critique of contemporary ideas about art, sympathy,...

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Main Author: Ratcliffe, Sophie, 1975-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford : New York : Clarendon Press ; Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series:Oxford English monographs.
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Table of Contents:
  • Understanding sympathy and sympathetic understanding
  • Browning's strangeness
  • W.H. Auden : 'as mirrors are lonely'
  • Samuel Beckett : 'humanity in ruins'
  • Epilogue : sympathy now.