The Murder of Mr.Grebell
Madness and Civility in an English Town
By (author) Paul Kleber Monod
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Murder of Mr.Grebell by Paul Kleber Monod
Book DescriptionThe confusion of sin and evil, or religious and moral transgression, is the subject of Ronald Paulson's latest book. He calls attention to the important distinction between sin and Evil (with a capital E) that in our times is largely ignored, and to the further confusion caused by the term "moral values." Ranging widely through the history of Western literature, Paulson focuses particularly on American and English works of the eighteenth through twentieth centuries to discover how questions of evil and sin--and evil and sinful behavior--have been discussed and represented. The breadth of Paulson's discussion is enormous, taking the reader from Greek and Roman tragedy, to Christian satire in the work of Swift and Hogarth, to Hawthorne's and Melville's novels, and finally to twentieth-century studies of good and evil by such authors as James, Conrad, Faulkner, Greene, Heller, Vonnegut, and O'Brien. Where does evil come from? What are "moral values"? If evil is a cultural construct, what does that imply? Paulson's literary tour of sin and evil over the past two hundred years provides not only a historical perspective but also new ways of thinking about important issues that characterize our own era of violence, intolerance, and war.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300099850
(216mm x 140mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 20-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Paul Kleber Monod
Solomon's Secret Arts, Hardback (April 2013)
The late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries are known as the Age of Enlightenment, a time of science and reason. In this book, the author reveals the surprising extent to which Newton, Boyle, Locke, and other giants of rational thought and empiricism also embraced the spiritual, the magical, and the occult.
Loyalty and Identity, Hardback (November 2009)
This collection of essays provides a series of fresh approaches to a fascinating subject: Jacobitism. The contributors focus on issues of identity and memory among Jacobites in Scotland, Ireland, England and Europe. They examine Jacobitism as an integral aspect of culture and society in the British Isles and beyond during the century after 1688.
Imperial Island, Hardback (March 2009)
This is a lively, new textbook for US students on British history from the Stuart Restoration of 1660 to the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837. Its central theme is how Britain became the first modern nation state.
Power of Kings, Paperback (August 2001)» View all books by Paul Kleber Monod
An exploration of the profound shift in the way European kings and queens were regarded by their subjects between the Reformation and the Enlightenment. The author offers insights into the relations between kings and their subjects and the interplay between monarchy and religion.
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Author Biography - Paul Kleber Monod
Paul Kleber Monod is professor of history at Middlebury College and author of The Power of Kings: Monarchy and Religion in Europe, 1589-1715 (ISBN 0 300 09066 8, pb. [pound]14.50), published by Yale university Press.
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