Paradox of Freedom

Paradox of Freedom : A Study of Nicholas Mosley's Intellectual Development in His Novels and Other Writings

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As the first book-length study of Nicholas Mosley, "The Paradox of Freedom" combines a discussion of the author's incredible biography with an investigation of his writing, nearly all of which is published by Dalkey Archive Press.The son of Oswald Mosley (the leader of Britain's fascistic Blackshirts), a British Lord, a Christian convert, a war veteran, a voracious reader, and an important thinker, Nicholas Mosley has, this book argues, employed all of these experiences and ideas in novels and memoirs that seek to describe the paradoxical nature of freedom: how can man be free when limiting structures are necessary? Can it be achieved, and how?The answer lies in the books themselves, in the ways telling and re-telling stories allows one to escape the seemingly logical bounderies of life and discover new meanings and possibilities. This is a much-needed companion to the work of one of Britain's most important post-War writers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 156 x 226 x 22mm | 562g
  • Normal, IL, United States
  • English
  • 1564784886
  • 9781564784889
  • 2,395,779

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"Mosley is now bringing together all of the viewpoints, which he had been examining in his long writing career as a means for overcoming the paradox of freedom: he has now come to the point of seeing that all liberation is ultimately possible on a spiritual level."
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About Shiva Rahbaran

Shiva Rahbaran was born in 1970 in Tehran. She left Iran for Germany in 1984, where she studied literature and political science at the Heinrich-Heine-Universtat Dusselorf. She continued her studies at Oxford University, where she was granted a Ph.D. in English literature.
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