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Contents Acknowledgments i Introduction: Life Narrative and the Good 1 Chapter 1. Life Narrative and Languages of the Good 00 1. Making the Best Sense of Lives 2. Wang Shih-min's "Self-Account": An Exemplary Life 3. Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes and the Limits of Life Narrative 4. Nietzsche's Ecce Homo: inescapable frameworks of the good Chapter 2. The Full Range of Goods, Judeo-Christian and Romantic 00 1. Narratives of Supersession: Augustine's Confessions 2. Narratives of Supersession: Wordsworth's Prelude 3. Narrative of Authenticity: Gosse's Father and Son 4. Authenticity and Recognition: Steedman's Landscape for a Good Woman Chapter 3: The Full Range of Goods, Universal and Particular 000 1. Difference and Its Discontents 2. Common Humanity and Its Limits: Raimond Gaita's Romulus, My Father Chapter 4. The Good Life: Ethical and Aesthetic Value 000 1. Seamus Heaney: Recognizing the Other 2. Coetzee's Boyhood: Toward an Aesthetics of Life Narrative Conclusion: Articulating the Good 000 Notes 000 Bibliography 000 Index 000
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Autobiography -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Identity (Psychology) -- Moral and ethical aspects.