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The Resource The new atheist novel : fiction, philosophy and polemic after 9/11, Arthur Bradley and Andrew Tate

The new atheist novel : fiction, philosophy and polemic after 9/11, Arthur Bradley and Andrew Tate

Label
The new atheist novel : fiction, philosophy and polemic after 9/11
Title
The new atheist novel
Title remainder
fiction, philosophy and polemic after 9/11
Statement of responsibility
Arthur Bradley and Andrew Tate
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The New Atheist Novel is the first study of a major new genre of contemporary fiction. It examines how Richard Dawkins's so-called 'New Atheism' movement has caught the imagination of four eminent modern novelists: Ian McEwan, Martin Amis, Salman Rushdie and Philip Pullman. For McEwan and his contemporaries, the contemporary novel represents a new front in the ideological war against religion, religious fundamentalism and, after 9/11, religious terror: the novel apparently stands for everything - freedom, individuality, rationality and even a secular experience of the transcendental - that religion seeks to overthrow." "In this book, Bradley and Tate offer a genealogy of the New Atheist Novel: where it comes from, what needs it serves and, most importantly, where it may go in the future. What is it? How does it dramatize the war between belief and non-belief? To what extent does it represent a genuine ideological alternative to the religious imaginary or does it merely repeat it in secularized form? This study offers an incisive critique of this contemporary testament of literary belief and unbelief." --Book Jacket
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Cataloging source
UKM
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Bradley, Arthur
Dewey number
823.9209382118
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR889
LC item number
.B73 2010
Literary form
non fiction
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1971-
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Tate, Andrew
Series statement
New directions in religion and literature
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  • Atheism and literature
  • English fiction
  • Religion and literature
  • McEwan, Ian
  • Amis, Martin
  • Rushdie, Salman
  • Pullman, Philip
Label
The new atheist novel : fiction, philosophy and polemic after 9/11, Arthur Bradley and Andrew Tate
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-132) 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
  • Ian McEwan's End of the World Blues
  • Martin Amis and the War for Cliché
  • Philip Pullman's Republic of Heaven
  • Salmon Rushdie and the quarrel over God
Control code
432982975
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 136 pages
Isbn
9780826444295
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)432982975
Label
The new atheist novel : fiction, philosophy and polemic after 9/11, Arthur Bradley and Andrew Tate
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-132) 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
  • Ian McEwan's End of the World Blues
  • Martin Amis and the War for Cliché
  • Philip Pullman's Republic of Heaven
  • Salmon Rushdie and the quarrel over God
Control code
432982975
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 136 pages
Isbn
9780826444295
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)432982975

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