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Climate Change Fictions: Representations of Global Warming by Antonia Mehnert

By Antonia Mehnert

This e-book highlights the significance of the cultural sphere, and particularly literature, in reaction and dialogue with the unheard of phenomenon often called weather switch. Antonia Mehnert turns to a collection of up to date American works of fiction, examining them as a special reaction to the demanding situations of representing weather swap. She attracts on “climate swap fiction”— texts dealing explicitly with anthropogenic weather change—and explores how those works exhibit weather swap, care for its difficult features, and with what narrative options they finally perform its conversation. certainly, a couple of tough qualities make weather swap a tough factor to have interaction with together with its gradual and lengthy temporal size, international scale, medical controversy, and its disconnect among reason and influence. contemplating such complexity and uncertainty on the resource of weather switch fictions, this publication strikes past a completely ecocritical research and indicates how those weather swap fictions represent an insightful cultural repertoire useful for dialogue within the environmental humanities in general.

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