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Rewriting apocalypse in Canadian fiction [electronic resource] / Marlene Goldman.

By: Goldman, Marlene, 1963-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2005Description: 1 online resource (x, 214 p.).ISBN: 0773529047; 9780773529045; 9780773572942 (electronic bk.); 0773572945 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Atwood, Margaret, 1939- -- Criticism and interpretation | Findley, Timothy, 1930-2002 -- Criticism and interpretation | King, Thomas, 1943- -- Criticism and interpretation | Kogawa, Joy -- Criticism and interpretation | Ondaatje, Michael, 1943- -- Criticism and interpretation | Canadian fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Apocalypse in literature | Findley, Timothy, 1930-2002 -- Criticism and interpretation | Canadian literature (English) -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Atwood, Margaret, 1939- -- Critique et interpr�etation | Findley, Timothy, 1930- -- Critique et interpr�etation | King, Thomas, 1943- -- Critique et interpr�etation | Kogawa, Joy -- Critique et interpr�etation | Ondaatje, Michael, 1943- -- Critique et interpr�etation | Litt�erature canadienne-anglaise -- 20e si�ecle -- Histoire et critique | Fin du monde dans la litt�erature | LITERARY CRITICISM / American / GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Rewriting apocalypse in Canadian fiction.DDC classification: C813/.5409 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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.
Review: "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 apocalypse in the fiction of Timothy Findley, Michael Ondaatje, Margaret Atwood, Thomas King, and Joy Kogawa, Marlene Goldman traces the history of the apocalyptic literary tradition and its key motifs in close readings of these Canadian works, which challenge rather than embrace apocalypse's key features."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [191]-201) and index.

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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.

"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 apocalypse in the fiction of Timothy Findley, Michael Ondaatje, Margaret Atwood, Thomas King, and Joy Kogawa, Marlene Goldman traces the history of the apocalyptic literary tradition and its key motifs in close readings of these Canadian works, which challenge rather than embrace apocalypse's key features."--BOOK JACKET.

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