After The End: Representations Of Post-Apocalypse
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After The End: Representations Of Post-Apocalypse

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Apocalyptic thought is hardly unique to the end of the twentieth century; it's been a fixture of American culture for decades. Currently, the media are rife with omens and signs, and we're bombarded with warnings that "the end is near." But as James Berger argues here, the end never comes. There is always something left.

In this study of the cultural pursuit of the end and

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Paperback, 304 pages
Published March 1st 1999 by Univ Of Minnesota Press
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Jenny
Brace yourselves--it's about to get very thesis-y in here.

This was good--it gave me some useful ideas for my paper. If you're interested in Holocaust studies, I highly recommend it. Berger does some fascinating analysis on Holocaust books. He also has a very interesting section on historical trauma, where he analyzes Beloved. Good stuff.
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