Ethics, religion and philosophy in Anne Tyler's Noah's Compass
Chupin, Helen (2010-09), Ethics, religion and philosophy in Anne Tyler's Noah's Compass. https://basepub.dauphine.fr/handle/123456789/10261
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Abstract (EN)This article explores the numerous Biblical and philosophical references present in Anne Tyler’s Noah’s Compass and assesses how they discretely offer the reader an invitation to undertake a philosophical journey while following the narrative of Liam Pennywell’s everyday life. I argue that the references to the Old and New Testaments, to Epictetus, Arrian, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, Socrates and George Santayana underline the problems inherent in looking for a textual ethical guide, one which can stand up to the test of one’s personal life experience.
Subjects / KeywordsBiblical references; stoics; Noah's Compass; Anne Tyler
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