Visions of Apocalypse: Representations of the End in French Literature and Culture (Modern French Identities)

Visions of Apocalypse: Representations of the End in French Literature and Culture (Modern French Identities)


Picturing the tip of the realm is among the such a lot enduring of cultural practices. The ways that humans of alternative old sessions conceive of this endpoint finds very much approximately their mind's eye and philosophical horizons. This groundbreaking selection of essays bargains an outline of the Apocalyptic mind's eye because it offers itself in French literature and tradition from the 13th century to the current day. The participants examine fabric as varied as medieval French biblical commentaries and twenty-first-century technological know-how fiction, taking in tested canonical authors along modern figures and not more recognized writers. The booklet additionally considers an unlimited variety of alternative subject material, together with horror motion pictures, absurdist drama, serious concept, medieval manuscript illuminations and seventeenth-century theology. relocating from the sacred to the profane, the elegant to the obscene, the divine to the post-human, the quantity opens up greater than 750 years of French Apocalypticism to serious scrutiny.

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