The Contemporary Post-Apocalyptic Novel: Critical Temporalities and the End Times (New Horizons in Contemporary Writing)
Diletta De Cristofaro (Author)
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Traditional apocalyptic texts concern the advent of a better world at the end of history that will make sense of everything that happened before. But what is at stake in the contemporary shift to apocalyptic narratives in which the utopian end of time is removed? The Contemporary Post-Apocalyptic Novel offers an innovative critical model for our cultural obsession with 'the end' by focussing on the significance of time in the 21st-century post-apocalyptic novel and challenging traditional apocalyptic logic. Once confined to the genre of science fiction, the increasing popularity of end-of-the-world narratives has caused apocalyptic writing to feature in the work of some of contemporary literature's most well-known fiction writers. Considering novels by Will Self, Cormac McCarthy, David Mitchell, Emily St. John Mandel, Jeanette Winterson and others, Diletta De Cristofaro frames the contemporary apocalyptic imagination as a critique of modernity's apocalyptic conception of time and history. Interdisciplinary in scope, the book historicises apocalyptic beliefs by exploring how relentlessly they have shaped the modern world.
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About the Author
Diletta De Cristofaro is a Teaching Fellow in Contemporary Literature at the University of Birmingham, UK.
- Contributor: Diletta De Cristofaro
- Imprint: Bloomsbury Academic
- ISBN13: 9781350235939
- Number of Pages: 208
- Packaged Dimensions: 156x234mm
- Packaged Weight: 299
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Release Date: 2021-06-17
- Series: New Horizons in Contemporary Writing
- Binding: Paperback / softback
- Biography: Diletta De Cristofaro is a Teaching Fellow in Contemporary Literature at the University of Birmingham, UK.
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