Truth and value in Rebecca West's the return of the soldier

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2014-10
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Hershfield, Jeffrey A.
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Jeffrey Hershfield. 2014. "Truth and Value in Rebecca West’s The Return of the Soldier." Philosophy and Literature 38.2 (2014): 368-379

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Rebecca West’s The Return of the Soldier offers an imaginative and philosophically intriguing twist on the familiar trope of the irreconcilable tension between a man’s love for a woman and his duties to his wife and family. In West’s hands this theme becomes a mere framing device for a deeper conflict, one in which the need for happiness is set against the prerogatives of truth, the whim of fantasy against the realm of public facts. In this paper I discuss these themes in the light of recent philosophical discussions of the nature and value of truth.

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