RELOCATING ETHICAL CRITICISM
Introduction: Etbical Criticism, a Banned Discipline?
Why Ethical Criticism Fell on Hard Times
The Peculiar "Logic" of Evaluative Criticism
The Threat of Subjectivism and the Ethics of Craft
Who Is Responsible in Ethical Criticism, and for What?
THE MAKING OF FRIENDS AND COMMONWEALTHS: CRITICISM AS
Introduction: The Turn to Self-Culture
Implied Authors as Friends and Pretenders
Appraising Some Friends
Consequences for Character: The Faking and Making
of the "Self"
Appraising Character: Desire against Desire
Figures That "Figure" the Mind: Images and Metaphors
as Constitutive Stories
Metaphoric Worlds: Myths, Their Creators and Critics
DOCTRINAL CRITICISM AND THE REDEMPTIONS OF CODUCTION
Rabelais and the Challenge of Feminist Criticism
Doctrinal Questions in Jane Austen, D. H. Lawrence,
and Mark Twain
Epilogue: The Ethics of Reading
Appendix: An Anthology of Ethical Gifts, Thank-you
Notes, and Warnings
Bibliography of Ethical Criticism
Index of Subjects
Index of Names and Tides
Wayne C. Booth (1921-2005) was George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor of English at the University of Chicago.
"Booth is an expert rhetorician (the footnotes are little works of art). He varies his attack. He tells anecdotes, analyzes concepts, reads philosophical texts, describes the experience of certain novels, generalizes, makes lists, and syllogizes. Indeed, this collection embodies the ideal of vigorous, friendly discussion."--Thomas D'Evelyn, "Christian Science Monitor