Amitav Ghosh Archive

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, and calls for a revival of Romanticism.