Climate Crisis and the 21st-Century British Novel by Astrid Bracke

By Astrid Bracke

The problem of swift weather switch is forcing us to reconsider conventional attitudes to nature. This ebook is the 1st learn to chart those altering attitudes in 21st-century British fiction. Climate quandary and the 21st-Century British Novel examines twelve works that mirror becoming cultural understanding of weather difficulty and perform the reshaping of the tales that encompass it. relevant to this renegotiation are 4 narratives: environmental cave in, pastoral, city and polar. Bringing ecocriticism into discussion with narratology and a brand new physique of up to date writing, Astrid Bracke explores a variety of texts, from Zadie Smith's NW through Sarah Hall's The Carhullan Army and David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas to the paintings of a brand new new release of novelists resembling Melissa Harrison and Ross Raisin. because the ebook indicates, post-millennial fictions give you the imaginitive house during which to reconsider the tales we inform approximately ourselves and the flora and fauna in a time of crisis.

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