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    STUDIA PHILOLOGIA - Issue no. 4 / 2000  
  Article:   CAST A COLD EYE ….

  Abstract:  The article, a survey of the work accomplished so far by one of Britain’s most puzzling and controversial novelists, Ian McEwan, argues that that author’s fiction is a kind of reformed morality play, in which moral ambiguity – thought by the author to be the mark of modern man and of modern times – prevails over any reductive representation of the indiviual or collective psyche. Furthermore, McEwan’s narrative mode is devoid of empathy, the author almost never warms up to his theme and regards human follies with a cold clinician’s eye, though not all the ‘case studies’ he presents are pathological.  
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