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Author Leigh, David J.

Title Apocalyptic patterns in twentieth-century fiction [electronic resource] / David J. Leigh.

Imprint Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, c2008.


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 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xvi, 256 p.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-249) and index.
Contents Introduction: ultimate issues in apocalyptic literature -- A literary reading of revelation in a postmillennial age -- The ultimate journey: the quest for transcendence and wholeness in the apocalyptic worlds of Walker Percy, Thomas Pynchon, and Don DeLillo -- The ultimate conflict: the cosmic battle in the violent end-times of C.S. Lewis and Russell Hoban -- The ultimate union: person, community, and the divine in Doris Lessing's apocalyptic fiction -- The ultimate cosmos: a new heaven and a new earth in three science fiction writers: Arthur C. Clarke, George Zebrowski, and Walter M. Miller, Jr -- The ultimate self: death and dying in John Updike and Charles Williams -- The ultimate challenge: apocalyptic liberation and transformation in African-American writing: Frederick Douglass, Malcolm X, Ralph Ellison, and Toni Morrison -- The ultimate way: apocalypse and pluralism in the postcolonial fiction of Salman Rushdie and Shusaku Endo.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Apocalyptic literature -- History and criticism.
End of the world in literature.
Christianity and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Fiction -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780268033804 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0268033803 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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