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The new atheist novel [electronic resource] : fiction, philosophy and polemic after 9/11 / Arthur Bradley and Andrew Tate.

Author/Creator:
Bradley, Arthur.
Publication:
London : Continuum, c2010.
Series:
New directions in religion and literature.
New directions in religion and literature
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (147 p.)
Subjects:
McEwan, Ian -- Criticism and interpretation.
Amis, Martin -- Criticism and interpretation.
Rushdie, Salman -- Criticism and interpretation.
Pullman, Philip, 1946- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Religion and literature.
Atheism and literature.
English fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The New Atheist Novel is the first study of a major new genre of contemporary fiction. It examines how Richard Dawkins's so-called New Atheism' movement has caught the imagination of four eminent modern novelists: Ian McEwan, Martin Amis, Salman Rushdie and Philip Pullman. For McEwan and his contemporaries, the contemporary novel represents a new front in the ideological war against religion, religious fundamentalism and, after 9/11, religious terror: the novel apparently stands for everything freedom, individuality, rationality and even a secular experience of the transcendental that religion
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgements; Series Editors' Preface; Introduction: The New Atheist Novel; Chapter One: Ian McEwan's End of the World Blues; Chapter Two: Martin Amis and the War for Cliché; Chapter Three: Philip Pullman's Republic of Heaven; Chapter Four: Salman Rushdie and the Quarrel over God; Conclusion: The Post-Atheist Novel; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 125-132) and index.
Contributor:
Tate, Andrew, 1971-
ISBN:
1-4725-4283-5
1-283-27204-0
9786613272041
1-4411-5792-1
OCLC:
741690116
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