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Confronting Our Environmental Apocalypse: The Tragic Possibilities

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Tragedy opens up aesthetic possibilities, allowing suprahuman forces to partake as literary subjects that overwhelm individual characters. It is a mode of expression that goes beyond what realistic fiction can provide.

Confronting Our Environmental Apocalypse: Climate Change and the New Romanticism

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Last year Amitav Ghosh asked: Where are the novels of climate change? Arguing that a limited sense of reality prevents us from accepting the truly uncanny threat that is climate change, Ghosh urges writers to be imaginatively bold and dynamic. In doing so, he calls for a revival of