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ERIC Number: EJ1118489
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
Defender of Humanism in the Alienated World--Citrine's Humanistic Journey in "Humboldt's Gift"
Xiang, Fang
English Language Teaching, v9 n11 p53-58 2016
The novel "Humboldt's Gift" reveals the dilemma of two intelligentsia in the modern society where consumerism and materialism further aggravates the alienation among people and the culture is degraded into a capital form and is commercialized, so the dignity and even the survival of poets are threatened by this material-centered society. The thesis intends to discuss the destructive force of culture commercialization on the life of writers through Humboldt's failure life, and further analyze 3 stages Citrine takes to overcome his life crisis and be a defender of humanism in the absurd world.
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Language: English
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