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Terminal visions : the literature of last things

Author: W Warren Wagar
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1982.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wagar, W. Warren.
Terminal visions.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1982
(OCoLC)607888420
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W Warren Wagar
ISBN: 0253358477 9780253358479
OCLC Number: 8409243
Description: xiii, 241 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The dream of last things. The end; A short history of Doomsday --
Archetypes. Circles and lines; The wheel of time; The day of the Lord; From sacred to secular --
The etiology of doomsaying. Fears' The excluded self; The universe as the jaws of hell; Report from Cainsmarsh --
The war of the world views. Paradigms of doom; Lest ye die; Prometheus unbound; Follies and mysteries --
Aftermaths. Blind alleys and return trips; The end of first things.
Responsibility: W. Warren Wagar.

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