By Cyrus R. K. Patell
Pynchon and Morrison demonstrate the professional narrative of individualism as encompassing a posh constitution of contradiction held in abeyance. This narrative imagines that the objectives of the person aren't at odds with the pursuits of the relatives or society and in reality obscures the lifestyles of an unholy truce among person liberty and kinds of oppression. through bringing those fiction writers right into a discourse ruled by means of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Isaiah Berlin, John Rawls, George Kateb, Robert Bellah, and Michael Sandel, Patell unmasks the ways that modern united states tradition has now not totally shed the oppressive styles of reasoning passed down via the slaveholding tradition from which American individualism emerged.
With its interdisciplinary procedure, Negative Liberties will attraction to students and students of yank literature, tradition, sociology, and politics.
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Negative Liberties: Morrison, Pynchon, and the Problem of Liberal Ideology (New Americanists) by Cyrus R. K. Patell