Powers, Pater, Penman: Generosity and Mindfulness

Richard Powers’s book Generosity, An Enhancement might center its narrative around the seemingly unflappable, amicable Thassa Amzwar, but is the book actually ABOUT her? Killian C. Quigley doesn’t seem to think so; using quotes from Walter Pater’s Studies in the History of the Renaissance and Danny Penman, he argues that the fascination with Thassa is actually a reflection on the society around her, and what the reactions that this Chicago has to Miss Generosity signifies a condition not within the girl, but her surroundings.

Powers, Pater, Penman: Generosity and Mindfulness

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~ by kievan09 on July 16, 2012.

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