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Västerlandets moraliska defekter - sjutton författare skriver om synderna i vår tid

by Ekberg, Anders

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Abstract in EnglishSeventeen students in Creative Writing at the Växjö University who terminated in January 2005 published chosen texts in an anthology by the name Förflyttningar (Movements). The aim of my study is to analyse how they explore and describe our time in the western world. The question is; what is being written now and here?I have chosen as theoretical background the Italian philosopher, Umberto Galimberti, who has made a study of the West from moral and ethical perspective. His conclusion is that we live in a world with seven new sins. The new sins are collective defects within all westerners. Umberto Galimberti has the new ones listed, they are consumerism, conformism, boldness (unshyness), sex addiction, sociopathy, denial and emptiness.All texts from the seventeen writers are described in a few lines with a following general view of my impression of theme in the three genres, lyrics, short stories and novels.My analysis gives as a result that the seventeen writers in the Northern Hemisphere, in no way have a different opinion of the world than the Italian philosopher has. The seven new sins are all here among us and they are all described in varied way and fashion, but they do exist and are living in the texts published in Växjö last year. In fact, the vices spark the world.
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School:Växjö universitet

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

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Date of Publication:09/05/2006

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