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The Resource The post-apocalyptic novel in the twenty-first century : modernity beyond salvage, Heather J. Hicks

The post-apocalyptic novel in the twenty-first century : modernity beyond salvage, Heather J. Hicks

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The post-apocalyptic novel in the twenty-first century : modernity beyond salvage
Title
The post-apocalyptic novel in the twenty-first century
Title remainder
modernity beyond salvage
Statement of responsibility
Heather J. Hicks
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Since the beginning of the twenty-first century, major Anglophone authors have flocked to a literary form once considered lowbrow 'genre fiction': the post-apocalyptic novel. Calling on her broad knowledge of the history of apocalyptic literature, Hicks examines the most influential post-apocalyptic novels written since the beginning of the new millennium, including works by Margaret Atwood, David Mitchell, Cormac McCarthy, Jeanette Winterson, Colson Whitehead, and Paolo Bacigalupi. Situating her careful readings in relationship to the scholarship of a wide range of historians, theorists, and literary critics, she argues that these texts use the post-apocalyptic form to reevaluate modernity in the context of the new century's political, economic, and ecological challenges. In the immediate wake of disaster, the characters in these novels desperately scavenge the scraps of the modern world. But what happens to modernity beyond these first moments of salvage? In a period when postmodernism no longer defines cultural production, Hicks convincingly demonstrates that these writers employ conventions of post-apocalyptic genre fiction to reengage with key features of modernity, from historical thinking and the institution of nationhood to rationality and the practices of literacy itself"--
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Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hicks, Heather J
Dewey number
813/.60935
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.A65
LC item number
H53 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American fiction
  • Apocalypse in literature
  • End of the world in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American fiction
  • Apocalypse in literature
  • End of the world in literature
Label
The post-apocalyptic novel in the twenty-first century : modernity beyond salvage, Heather J. Hicks
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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: Modernity Beyond Salvage -- The Mother of All Apocalypses in Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake -- 'This Time Round': David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas and the Apocalyptic Problem of Historicism -- Friday at the End of the World: Apocalyptic Change and the Legacy of Robinson Crusoe in Cormac McCarthy's The Road and Jeanette Winterson's The Stone Gods -- 'Stop! Can You Hear the Eagle Roar?': Zombie Kitsch and the Apocalyptic Sublime in Colson Whitehead's Zone One -- 'The Raw Materials': Petromodernity, Retromodernity, and the Bildungsroman in Paolo Bacigalupi's Ship Breaker
Control code
922639603
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781137553669
Lccn
2015030194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)922639603
Label
The post-apocalyptic novel in the twenty-first century : modernity beyond salvage, Heather J. Hicks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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: Modernity Beyond Salvage -- The Mother of All Apocalypses in Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake -- 'This Time Round': David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas and the Apocalyptic Problem of Historicism -- Friday at the End of the World: Apocalyptic Change and the Legacy of Robinson Crusoe in Cormac McCarthy's The Road and Jeanette Winterson's The Stone Gods -- 'Stop! Can You Hear the Eagle Roar?': Zombie Kitsch and the Apocalyptic Sublime in Colson Whitehead's Zone One -- 'The Raw Materials': Petromodernity, Retromodernity, and the Bildungsroman in Paolo Bacigalupi's Ship Breaker
Control code
922639603
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781137553669
Lccn
2015030194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)922639603

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