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The Look of Distance

Reflections on Suffering and Sympathy in Modern Literature—Auden to Agee, Whitman to Woolf

Walter J. Slatoff

Frontmatter and Acknowledgments
I.  Introduction

Part One
II.  Some Varieties of Armor and Innocence
III:  Furious Compassions; Pity and Contempt
IV:  A Terrible Promiscuous Compassion
V:  Heights and Depths of Distance

Part Two
VI:  The Engulfing of Others and Delicious Unions with Death
VII:  Coming Together and Apart
VIII:  The Lonely Embraces of Artists

Part Three
IX:  Singing about Suffering
X:  With Respect to Voyeurism

Notes
Index

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