Posted: Jan 19, 2017 9:04 am
by Macdoc
I have some sympathy for the philosophy as literature angle

I do as well tho I must admit I'd never thought of it in those terms before. It provides a framework to explore various human experiences from a variety of viewpoints.
( I'm going to tackle Lawrence Durrells Alexandria Quartet which does explore the same event from four viewpoints).

So philosophy can let one assume different "masks" if you like in considering issues. Fowles certainly played with "worldviews" as being deceptive in the Magus.

I guess were I to don a mask of choice ..Dionysian comes to mind as most fun. :D

Considering it a bit more ...are not Camus and Sartre best explored in their literary works....perhaps Koestler too.