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The end of the world

Author: Eric S Rabkin; Martin Harry Greenberg; Joseph D Olander
Publisher: Carbondale, Ill. : Southern Illinois University Press, ©1983.
Series: Alternatives.
Edition/Format:   eBook : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
End of the world.
Carbondale, Ill. : Southern Illinois University Press, ©1983
(DLC) 82019365
(OCoLC)8952149
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric S Rabkin; Martin Harry Greenberg; Joseph D Olander
ISBN: 0585186405 9780585186405
OCLC Number: 44957686
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 204 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction / Eric S. Rabkin --
The remaking of zero / Gary K. Wolfe --
The lone survivor / Robert Plank --
Ambiguous apocalypse / Robert Galbreath --
Round trips to doomsday / W. Warren Wagar --
Man-made catastrophes / Brian Stableford --
The rebellion of nature / W. Warren Wagar.
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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