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1978

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Robert Coover's Vision Of Man As Games Player: An Aesthetic, Philosophical & Theological Critique, Ronald Nutter Aug 1978

Robert Coover's Vision Of Man As Games Player: An Aesthetic, Philosophical & Theological Critique, Ronald Nutter

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Robert Coover is one of a group of young American novelists who, using philosophical and theological frameworks, have used literature as a vehicle by which to exp7ore metaphysical areas that have been largely ignored in recent decades. An abiding interest in Coover's fiction, as befits a former philosophy professor (Bard College), is the whole question of order vs. chaos, or, perhaps more appropriately, an Apollonian vs. a Dionysian world view. In approaching this subject Coover poses important questions to his reader -- questions dealing with our ways of experiencing and thinking, questions examining our secular and religious institutions, questions spotlighting ...