Climate change and the contemporary novel / Adeline Johns-Putra, University of Surrey.
- Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
xi, 186 pages ; 24 cm
- Climatic changes in literature.
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
The ethics of posterity and the climate change novel
The limits of parental care ethics: Cormac McCarthy's The road and Maggie Gee's The ice people
Overpopulation and motherhood environmentalism: Edan Lepucki's California and Liz Jensen's The road
Identity, ethical agency, and radical posterity: Jeanette Winterson's The stone
Gods and Sarah Hall's The Carhullan army
Science, utopianism, and ecocentric posterity: Kim Stanley Robinson's 'Science in the capital' and Barbara Kingsolver's Flight behaviour
Conclusion: the sense of no ending.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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