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The great derangement : climate change and the unthinkable, Amitav Ghosh

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The great derangement : climate change and the unthinkable
Title
The great derangement
Title remainder
climate change and the unthinkable
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Amitav Ghosh
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Language
eng
Summary
Are we deranged? The acclaimed Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh argues that future generations may well think so. How else to explain our imaginative failure in the face of global warming? In his first major book of nonfiction since In an Antique Land, Ghosh examines our inability at the level of literature, history, and politics to grasp the scale and violence of climate change. The extreme nature of today's climate events, Ghosh asserts, make them peculiarly resistant to contemporary modes of thinking and imagining. This is particularly true of serious literary fiction: hundred-year storms and freakish tornadoes simply feel too improbable for the novel; they are automatically consigned to other genres. In the writing of history, too, the climate crisis has sometimes led to gross simplifications; Ghosh shows that the history of the carbon economy is a tangled global story with many contradictory and counter-intuitive elements. Ghosh ends by suggesting that politics, much like literature, has become a matter of personal moral reckoning rather than an arena of collective action. But to limit fiction and politics to individual moral adventure comes at a great cost. The climate crisis asks us to imagine other forms of human existence a task to which fiction, Ghosh argues, is the best suited of all cultural forms. His book serves as a great writer's challenge to his peers to create works that confront this urgent need before it is too late
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"Are we deranged? The acclaimed Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh argues that future generations may well think so. How else to explain our imaginative failure in the face of global warming? In his first major book of nonfiction since <i>In an Antique Land</i>, Ghosh examines our inability—at the level of literature, history, and politics—to grasp the scale and violence of climate change."--Provided by the publisher
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10534295
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SALS
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1956-
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Ghosh, Amitav
Dewey number
809.9336
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
The Randy L. and Melvin R. Berlin family lectures
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Climatic changes in literature
Target audience
adult
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climate change and the unthinkable
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The great derangement : climate change and the unthinkable, Amitav Ghosh
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First published: 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060702475
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
196 pages
Isbn
9780226526812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)975472444
Label
The great derangement : climate change and the unthinkable, Amitav Ghosh
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060702475
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
196 pages
Isbn
9780226526812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)975472444

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