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Description - Writing the Apocalypse by Lois Parkinson Zamora

This is a comparative literary study of apocalyptic themes and narrative techniques in the contemporary North and Latin American novel. Zamora explores the history of the myth of apocalypse, from the Bible to medieval and later interpretations, and relates this to the development of American apocalyptic attitudes. She demonstrates that the symbolic tensions inherent in the apocalytic myth have special meaning for postmodern writers. Zamora focuses her examination on the relationship between the temporal ends and the narrative endings in the works of six major novelists: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Thomas Pynchon, Julio Cortazar, John Barth, Walker Percy, and Carlos Fuentes. Distinguished by its unique, cross-cultural perspective, this book addresses the question of the apocalypse as a matter of intellectual and literary history. Zamora's analysis will enlighten both scholars of North and Latin American literature and readers of contemporary fiction.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521362238
ISBN-10: 0521362237
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 244
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Apr-1989
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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