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New worlds for old: the apocalyptic imagination, science fiction, and American literature.


Bloomington, Indiana University Press [1974] .
ISBN 9780253340528, 0253340527

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Subjects Apocalyptic literature -- History and criticism.
Apocalyptic literature.
End of the world in literature.
Science fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Science fiction, American.
Science-Fiction.
Science-fiction ameĢricaine -- Histoire et critique.
Description xii, 347 pages 22 cm
Copyright Date [1974]
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Also issued online.
Summary Discusses the work of Edgar Allan Poe, Ursula K. Le Guin, Charles Brockden Brown, Stanislaw Lem, Mark Twain, Herman Melville, Kurt Vonnegut, and others.
Contents part 1. New worlds for old: The apocalyptic imagination, science fiction, and American literature: Science fiction ; A prophecy of America, the moon, and Mars -- part 2. Other worlds: Other worlds out of space and time: Edgar Allan Poe and the visionary tradition of science fiction ; The left hand of darkness: Ursula K. LeGuin's archetypal "Winter-journey" -- Other worlds in space and time: Utopian fantasy as millennial motive and science-fictional motif ; The means and ends of science fiction -- pt. 3. The present world in other terms: Human, more or less: The transformed world of Charles Brockden Brown's Wieland ; Solaris and the illegitimate suns of science fiction -- Its a flat world!: Epoch-eclipse and apocalypse: special "effects" in A Connecticut yankee ; New dimensions of time, space, and literature -- Somebody up there: Melville's The confidence-man and the fiction of science ; Vonnegut's spiral siren call: from Dresden's lunar vistas to Tralfamadore.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)745902
(OCoLC)ocm00745902
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Ketterer, David.
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