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By Robert Boyers

Operating intentionally opposed to the grain of assumptions dominant within the modern literary academy, Boyers examines novels by means of Günter Grass, Gabriel Garcia Márquez, Milan Kundera and others, arguing that it's important to talk of personality, ethics, and philosophic objective if one is to appreciate those works. A penetrating research, Atrocity and Amnesia illuminates the various significant fiction of our time and makes an immense contribution to modern political thought.

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