Last Things: Essays on Ends and Endings

by Gavin Hopps (Editor), Stella Neumann (Editor), Sven Strasen (Editor), Peter Wenzel (Editor)
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This multidisciplinary collection brings together scholars from the fields of literature, theology and linguistics who question and extend our taken-for-granted conceptions of The End. It focuses on the ways in which endings are formally signaled in literature, and sets these alongside parallel studies in journalism and film. However, it is also concerned with larger philosophical and historical notions of closure, impermanence, rupture and apocalypse as well as the possibilities of «posthumous» being. It gives examples from fairytales, Byron, Longfellow, Dillard, Barnes and South African writers.

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Publication Date
March 09, 2015
Publisher
Collection
Page count
234
ISBN
9783653981506
Paper ISBN
9783631652466