ethics

“What Becomes of Us as We Read?”: Ashbery and Ethical Criticism

by Andrew Field Poetry and Poetics
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What are some reasons why we read poetry? Why turn to a poem over a novel, a play, a philosophical treatise?

Moby-Dick and metafiction ethics

by Daniel Silliman Fiction
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There should be a warning on the cover of Moby-Dick. Beware, it should say, reading this will require blood.