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LINGUIST List 24.4103

Fri Oct 18 2013

Books: The Ethics of Literary Communication: Sell, Borch, Lindgren (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 16-Oct-2013
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: The Ethics of Literary Communication: Sell, Borch, Lindgren (Eds)
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Title: The Ethics of Literary Communication
Subtitle: Genuineness, directness, indirectness
Series Title: Dialogue Studies 19
Published: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/ds.19

Editor: Roger D. Sell
Editor: Adam Borch
Editor: Inna Lindgren
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271686 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271686 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271686 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027210364 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027210364 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027210364 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 100.70
Abstract:

Viewing literature as one among other forms of communication, Roger D. Sell and his colleagues evaluate writer-respondent relationships according to the same ethical criterion as applies for dialogue of any other kind. In a nutshell: Are writers and readers respecting each other’s human autonomy? If and when the answer here is “Yes!”, Sell’s team describe the communication that is going on as ‘genuine’. In this latest book, they offer new illustrations of what they mean by this, and ask whether genuineness is compatible with communicational directness and communicational indirectness. Is there a risk, for instance, that a very direct manner of writing could be unacceptably coercive, or that a more indirect manner could be irresponsible, or positively deceitful? The book’s overall conclusion is: “Not necessarily!” A directness which is truthful and stimulates free discussion does respect the integrity of the other person. And the same is true of an indirectness which encourages readers themselves to contribute to the construction and assessment of ideas, stories and experiences – sometimes literary indirectness may allow greater scope for genuineness than does the directness of a non-literary letter. By way of illustrating these points, the book opens up new lines of inquiry into a wide range of literary texts from Britain, Germany, France, Denmark, Poland, Romania, and the United States.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Ling & Literature
                            Pragmatics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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