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Apocalyptic patterns in twentieth-century fiction

Author: David J Leigh
Publisher: Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tackles head on a fundamental question about Christian-inspired eschatology: Does it sanction, as theologically sacred or philosophically ultimate, the kind of 'last battles' between good and evil  Read more...

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Leigh, David J.
Apocalyptic patterns in twentieth-century fiction.
Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2008026867
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David J Leigh
OCLC Number: 694145919
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 256 pages)
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.
Responsibility: David J. Leigh.

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"David J. Leigh's lucid and informative book conducts a lively travelogue among novels, modern and postmodern, as well as a dialogue between literature, literary theory, and contemporary theology and Read more...

 
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