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Great Derangement, Ghosh,  Amitav
Great Derangement
Amitav Ghosh

Paperback $29.99 - The University of Chicago Press
Philosophy, Politics & Current Affairs - Published: 28/Jul/2017 - ISBN: 9780226526812

Are we deranged? The acclaimed Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh argues that future generations may well think so. In The Great Derangement he 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 makes them peculiarly resistant to contemporary modes of thinking and imagining but at a time when we need to imagine new ways of existence fiction is perhaps more important than ever. Ghosh suggesting that politics, much like literature, has become a matter of personal moral reckoning rather than an arena of collective action and argues that to limit fiction and politics to individual moral adventure comes at a great cost.

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