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The End of the world

Author: Eric S Rabkin; Martin Harry Greenberg; Joseph D Olander
Publisher: Carbondale, IL : Southern Illinois University Press, ©1983.
Series: Alternatives.
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Book Description: Wolfe sees in these postholocaust narratives a central attraction- "the mythic power inherent in the very conception of a remade world." This power derives from three sources: the emergence of a new order from the ashes of the old system, and thus a kind of denial of death; the reinforcement of one set of values as opposed to another; and as something always replaces whatever was destroyed, a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
End of the world.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c1983
(OCoLC)607695387
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric S Rabkin; Martin Harry Greenberg; Joseph D Olander
ISBN: 0809310333 9780809310333
OCLC Number: 8952149
Description: xv, 204 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Why destroy the world? / Eric S Rabkin --
Remaking of zero: beginning at the end / Gary K Wolfe --
Lone survivor / Robert Plank --
Ambiguous apocalypse: transcendental versions of the end / Robert Galbreath --
Round trips to doomsday / W Warren Wagar --
Man-made catastrophes / Brian Stableford --
Rebellion of nature / W Warren Wagar --
Notes --
Selected bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Alternatives.
Responsibility: edited by Eric S. Rabkin, Martin H. Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander.
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Book Description: Wolfe sees in these postholocaust narratives a central attraction- "the mythic power inherent in the very conception of a remade world." This power derives from three sources: the emergence of a new order from the ashes of the old system, and thus a kind of denial of death; the reinforcement of one set of values as opposed to another; and as something always replaces whatever was destroyed, a promise that nothing can annihilate humanity.

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