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Apocalyptic fiction

By: Tate, Andrew (Lancaster University, UK)

Part of the 21st Century Genre Fiction series
1474233503 / 9781474233507
Paperback
26/01/2017
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United Kingdom
22 cm 179 pages
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Visions of post-apocalyptic worlds have proved to be irresistible for many 21st-century writers, from literary novelists to fantasy and young adult writers.

Exploring a wide range of texts, from the works of Margaret Atwood, Cormac McCarthy, Tom Perrotta and Emily St.

John Mandel to young adult novels such as Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games series, this is the first critical introduction to contemporary apocalyptic fiction. Exploring the cultural and political contexts of these writings and their echoes in popular media, Apocalyptic Fiction also examines how contemporary apocalyptic texts looks back to earlier writings by the likes of Mary Shelley, H.G.

Wells and J.G. Ballard. Apocalyptic Fiction includes an annotated guide to secondary readings, making this an essential guide for students of contemporary fiction at all levels.

BIC:

2AB English, DSBH Literary studies: from c 1900 -, DSK Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

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