Writing and Righting

Literature in the Age of Human Rights
 
 
Oxford University Press
  • erscheint ca. im November 2020
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 160 Seiten
978-0-19-881405-4 (ISBN)
 
A bold and accessible argument for the moral and political value of literature in rightless times.

The obvious humanity of books would seem to make literature and human rights natural allies. But what is the real connection between literature and human rights? In this short polemical book, Lyndsey Stonebridge shows how the history of human rights owes much to the creative imagining of writers. Yet, she argues, it is not enough to claim that literature is the empathetic wing of the human rights movement. At a time when human rights are so blatantly under attack, the writers we need how are
the political truthtellers, the bold callers out of easy sympathy and comfortable platitudes.
  • Englisch
  • Oxford
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  • Großbritannien
  • Höhe: 216 mm
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  • Breite: 135 mm
978-0-19-881405-4 (9780198814054)
Lyndsey Stonebridge is Professor of Humanities and Human Rights at University of Birmingham. Her books include: The Judicial Imagination: Writing after Nuremberg (2011/2014), winner of the British Academy Rose Mary Crawshay Prize, The Destructive Element (1998), Reading Melanie Klein (with John Phillips, 1998), The Writing of Anxiety (2007), and British Fiction after Modernism (with Marina MacKay, 2007). She is
currently collaborating on a large interdisciplinary project, Refugee Hosts.

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