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Rewriting apocalypse in Canadian fiction

Author: Marlene Goldman
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2005.
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"Traditional apocalyptic narratives highlight the drama of a chosen elect. Contemporary Canadian fiction, however, typically portrays the apocalypse from the perspective of marginalized individuals barred from paradise, creating a distinctly anti-apocalyptic discourse. Rewriting Apocalypse in Canadian Fiction is the first book to explore the literary, psychological, political, and cultural repercussions of the  Read more...
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Named Person: Margaret Atwood; Timothy Findley; Thomas King; Joy Kogawa; Michael Ondaatje; Margaret Atwood; Timothy Findley; Thomas King; Joy Kogawa; Michael Ondaatje
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marlene Goldman
ISBN: 0773529047 9780773529045
OCLC Number: 57696946
Description: x, 214 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The end(s) of myth : Apocalyptic and prophetic fictions in Headhunter --
Allegories of ruin and redemption : Michael Ondaatje's The English patient --
Margaret Atwood's "Hairball" : Apocalyptic cannibal fiction --
Mapping and dreaming : resisting Apocalypse in Green grass, running water --
Broken letters : Obasan as traumatic Apocalyptic testimony --
Conclusion : adrift after the Apocalypse.
Responsibility: Marlene Goldman.
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This book traces the use of apocalyptic images in contemporary Canadian fiction.  Read more...

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"The particularly Canadian version of the apocalyptic narrative today bears witness to the often untold story of the non-elect - Canada's beautiful losers. Through Goldman's clarity and insight we Read more...

 
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