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Post-Apocalyptic Culture

Modernism, Postmodernism, and the Twentieth-Century Novel


Συγγραφέας: Heffernan Teresa
Εκδότης: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442627000
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 218
Διαστάσεις: 23x1x15
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2014

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Post-Apocalyptic Culture"

In Post-Apocalyptic Culture, Teresa Heffernan poses the question: what is at stake in a world that no longer believes in the power of the end? Although popular discourse increasingly understands apocalypse as synonymous with catastrophe, historically, in both its religious and secular usage, apocalypse was intricately linked to the emergence of a better world, to revelation, and to disclosure. In this interdisciplinary study, Heffernan uses modernist and post-modernist novels as evidence of the diminished faith in the existence of an inherently meaningful end. Probing the cultural and historical reasons for this shift in the understanding of apocalypse, she also considers the political implications of living in a world that does not rely on revelation as an organizing principle. With fascinating readings of works by William Faulkner, Don DeLillo, Ford Madox Ford, Toni Morrison, E.M. Forster, Salman Rushdie, D.H. Lawrence, and Angela Carter, Post-Apocalyptic Culture is a provocative study of how twentieth-century culture and society responded to a world in which a belief in the end had been exhausted.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Heffernan Teresa
Κατηγορία: δοκίμια-μελέτες
ISBN: 9781442627000
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 26/02/2014
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 218
Τόπος έκδοσης: Toronto
Χώρα έκδοσης: Canada
Βάρος βιβλίου: 360 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x1x15 cm

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