Nihilism and Literature Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)


Barbiero, Daniel. “There Is No ‘No’ There: Contemporary Italian Nihilism and Metaphorical Reason.” Stanford Italian Review X, No. 2 (1991): 225-40.

Examines the particular kind of nihilism that affects contemporary Italian writing.

Burg, David F. “Another View of Huckleberry Finn.Nineteenth-Century Fiction 29, No. 3 (December 1974): 299-319.

Considers the final ten chapters of Huckleberry Finn, contending that “seen within the context of Mark Twain's emergent nihilism, his antimoral precepts, that ending constitutes both a valid formal completion of the novel and an emphatic...

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