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Title: Hell in Contemporary Literature. Western Descent Narratives Since 1945.
Description: Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2005. 0748617639. 1st edition. "Explores the idea that modern, Western secular cultures have retained a belief in the concept of Hell as an event or experience of endless or unjust suffering. In the contemporary period, the descent to Hell has come to represent the means of recovering - or discovering - selfhood..A wide range of texts are discussed, including writing by Primo Levi, W.G.Sebald, Anne Michaels, Alasdair Gray, and Salman Rushdie, and films such as Coppola's 'Apocalypse Now' and the 'Matrix' trilogy. Drawing on theoretical writing by Bakhtin, Levinas, Derrida, Judith Butle, David Harvey and Paul Ricoeur, the book addresses such broader theoretical issues as: narration and identity; the ethics of the subject; trauma and memory; descent as sexual or political dissent; the interrelation of realism and fantasy; and Occidentalism and Orientalism." Pp.x/262. Red cloth, dustwrapper has minor edge wear and is now in a removable clear protective wrap. VG/VG.

Keywords: Falconer Hell Contemporary Literature Western Descent Narratives Katabatic Imagination Lowry Kofman Auschwitz Holocaust Austerlitz Mental Illness Schizophrenia Dissent Underworld Dante 41524 Literature

Price: GBP 40.00 = appr. US$ 57.12 Seller: Chilton Books
- Book number: 40433

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