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The Resource Apocalyptic patterns in twentieth-century fiction, David J. Leigh

Apocalyptic patterns in twentieth-century fiction, David J. Leigh

Label
Apocalyptic patterns in twentieth-century fiction
Title
Apocalyptic patterns in twentieth-century fiction
Statement of responsibility
David J. Leigh
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"David J. Leigh explores the innovative influences of the book of Revelation and ideas of an end time on fiction of the twentieth century, and probes philosophical, political, and theological issues raised by apocalyptic writers ranging from Walker Percy, C. S. Lewis, and Charles Williams to Doris Lessing, Thomas Pynchon, and Don DeLillo. Beyond the twenty novels closely analyzed, Leigh makes pertinent reference to many more as well as to reflections from theologians Jurgen Moltmann, Zachary Hayes, Wolfhart Pannenberg, and Paul Ricoeur. Both a guidebook and a critical assessment, Leigh's work brings theological concepts to bear on end-of-the-world fiction in an admirably clear and accessible manner."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leigh, David J
Dewey number
813/.54093823
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.A65
LC item number
L35 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Apocalyptic literature
  • End of the world in literature
  • Christianity and literature
  • Fiction
Label
Apocalyptic patterns in twentieth-century fiction, David J. Leigh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: ultimate issues in apocalyptic literature -- A literary reading of revelation in a postmillennial age -- The ultimate journey: the quest for transcendence and wholeness in the apocalyptic worlds of Walker Percy, Thomas Pynchon, and Don DeLillo -- The ultimate conflict: the cosmic battle in the violent end-times of C.S. Lewis and Russell Hoban -- The ultimate union: person, community, and the divine in Doris Lessing's apocalyptic fiction -- The ultimate cosmos: a new heaven and a new earth in three science fiction writers: Arthur C. Clarke, George Zebrowski, and Walter M. Miller, Jr -- The ultimate self: death and dying in John Updike and Charles Williams -- The ultimate challenge: apocalyptic liberation and transformation in African-American writing: Frederick Douglass, Malcolm X, Ralph Ellison, and Toni Morrison -- The ultimate way: apocalypse and pluralism in the postcolonial fiction of Salman Rushdie and Shusaku Endo
Control code
226357514
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 256 pages
Isbn
9780268033804
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008026867
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)226357514
Label
Apocalyptic patterns in twentieth-century fiction, David J. Leigh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: ultimate issues in apocalyptic literature -- A literary reading of revelation in a postmillennial age -- The ultimate journey: the quest for transcendence and wholeness in the apocalyptic worlds of Walker Percy, Thomas Pynchon, and Don DeLillo -- The ultimate conflict: the cosmic battle in the violent end-times of C.S. Lewis and Russell Hoban -- The ultimate union: person, community, and the divine in Doris Lessing's apocalyptic fiction -- The ultimate cosmos: a new heaven and a new earth in three science fiction writers: Arthur C. Clarke, George Zebrowski, and Walter M. Miller, Jr -- The ultimate self: death and dying in John Updike and Charles Williams -- The ultimate challenge: apocalyptic liberation and transformation in African-American writing: Frederick Douglass, Malcolm X, Ralph Ellison, and Toni Morrison -- The ultimate way: apocalypse and pluralism in the postcolonial fiction of Salman Rushdie and Shusaku Endo
Control code
226357514
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 256 pages
Isbn
9780268033804
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008026867
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)226357514

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