Apocalyptic Transformation: Apocalypse and the Postmodern by Elizabeth K. Rosen

By Elizabeth K. Rosen

seeing that its inception, the tale of the apocalypse has been used as a method through which to appreciate the area and one's position in it. The allure of the apocalyptic delusion is basically rooted in its skill to make experience of circumstances of drawback by means of incorporating these crises right into a greater plan for heritage and an finish of time that God has deliberate. Apocalypse is either an organizing precept to be imposed on an overpowering, seemingly-disordered universe and a essentially ethical tale which deals wish of a brand new international the place solid and evil could be in actual fact delineated and addressed. yet all the conventional services and comforts of the apocalyptic fable are challenged whilst the parable collides with postmodernism. The features that outline a piece as postmodern finally destabilize the characteristics that make the apocalyptic fantasy targeted. utilizing the paintings of Terry Gilliam, Don DeLillo, Kurt Vonnegut, and different writers within the style, Apocalyptic Transformation examines the collision of the postmodern mode and the apocalyptic fable, explores the method of secularizing this spiritual tale and the explanations for doing so, and asks the query: What occurs whilst an writer undermines the grand narrative of the apocalypse?

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