Should we still teach a beautiful novel by a racist author?
作者: Peter Admirand
作者单位: 1Dublin City University
刊名: International Journal of Ethics Education, 2018, Vol.3 (1), pp.75-88
来源数据库: Springer Journal
DOI: 10.1007/s40889-017-0042-2
关键词: RacismNative AmericansEducation of little treeMoral responsibility
英文摘要: Abstract(#br)This article is about a beautiful book by a not so beautiful (racist, in fact) author, Forrest Carter’s The Education of Little Tree (1976). I will first reflect on the usually fraught (and sometimes cosy) relationship of literature and morality. I then will give a flavor of the moral fiber of Carter’s novel and then turn to some darker undercurrents, examining whether they intersect with the value of the work, whether we need them to intersect, and whether they ultimately submerge any initial judgments of the book. The core issue is how and whether to continue to teach such works as worthy and beautiful literature despite deeply disturbing facts about the authors of such works. Finally, as we often have personal connections to our favorite books, how should such connections...
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