Atheism in Western Literature

Doris Lessing, the Temptation of Jack Orkney 1978
John le Carré on atheism
the Emperor's New Clothes - dis/belief in the invisible
Moby Dick, by Herman Melville -- atheist as god-fugitive, obsession
Dostoevsky's chapter on the Grand Inquisitor (part 2, book 5: Pro and Contra, chapter V, the Brothers Karamazov - christian atheism
Uncle Remus' "Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby" (1880) - the success of anti-theism
Frank Baum's Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) ... meeting the real Oz, the Terrible
San Manuel Bueno, mártir, by Unamuno - christian atheism
the Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand - the virtue of selfishness
the Magus, by John Fowles - manipulation and control
Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle - logical analysis
Waiting for Godot, by Samuel Beckett (1952) - the god who is never there
Superman comics - supernatural being with ethics
Batman comics - human being with humanist ethics

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