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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 01 November 2001
  • ISBN : 0226075435
  • Page : 178 pages
  • Rating : 5/5 from 1 voters

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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 kinds of courage more in tune with our time and our needs: deficiency translated into strength, failure experienced as honesty, dignity achieved through humiliation. Brombert explores these paradoxes in the works of Büchner, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Flaubert, Svevo, Hašek, Frisch, Camus, and Levi. Coming from diverse cultural and linguistic traditions, these writers all use the figure of the antihero to question handed-down assumptions, to reexamine moral categories, and to raise issues of survival and renewal embodying the spirit of an uneasy age.

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In Praise of Antiheroes

In Praise of Antiheroes
  • Author : Victor Brombert
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2001-11
  • ISBN : 0226075435
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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 "

In Praise of Antiheroes

In Praise of Antiheroes
  • Author : Victor H. Brombert
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999
  • ISBN : OCLC:1035683527
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A book tracing the rise of the antihero in modern literature. The author defines him as someone whose courage displays our own needs and deficiencies. For example, he achieves dignity through humiliation, or suffers a reversal through his honesty.

In praise of antiheroes

In praise of antiheroes
  • Author : Victor Bromberg
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2002
  • ISBN : OCLC:472555044
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  • ISBN : 9781317503187
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