The Resource Millennial literatures of the Americas, 1492-2002, Thomas O. Beebee

Millennial literatures of the Americas, 1492-2002, Thomas O. Beebee

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Millennial literatures of the Americas, 1492-2002
Title
Millennial literatures of the Americas, 1492-2002
Statement of responsibility
Thomas O. Beebee
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"With an impressive interdisciplinary approach that employs insights from history, ethnography, and theology, Thomas O. Beebee provides nuanced readings of the apocalyptic vision in a diverse group of forms and writers, stretching from the letters of Christopher Columbus to the lyrics of Bob Marley and Bob Dylan, the poetry of Ernesto Cardenal, and the bestselling novels of the Left Behind franchise, among other works. Throughout, he pointedly illustrates how millennial discourse has been used as a technology of control to further national and imperial agendas while paradoxically, often simultaneously, serving the forces of resistance. Drawing on a wide variety of records, his analysis shows that repeated eruptions of imagined, epochal conflicts reveal native populations fighting against the eradication of traditional ways of life, making sense of unprecedented violence, and searching for sources of origin. It seems that Americans - North, South, Middle, and Caribbean - tend to define themselves by narrating their End."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Beebee, Thomas O
Index
index present
LC call number
PN843
LC item number
.B44 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Imagining the Americas.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • America
  • America
  • Amerika
  • America
  • Literatur
  • Apokalyptik
  • Weltuntergang (Motiv)
  • Milenarismo
  • Literatura norteamericana
  • Literatura hispanoamericana
Label
Millennial literatures of the Americas, 1492-2002, Thomas O. Beebee
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-232) and index
Contents
Eschatechnologies of the Americas -- The new Jerusalem : land without evil -- Hybrid messiahs -- Tribulations of the late nineteenth century -- Kingdoms of this world : millennial literature as reflective dissonance -- Golden UFOs : Ernesto Cardenal and millennial ufology -- The old, millennial America : Bob Dylan and the traditions -- The DNA of the lamb : the race for the end (times) in American millennial fiction
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 248 p.
Isbn
9780195339383
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008006016
System control number
  • (OCoLC)192048157
  • (OCoLC)ocn192048157
Label
Millennial literatures of the Americas, 1492-2002, Thomas O. Beebee
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-232) and index
Contents
Eschatechnologies of the Americas -- The new Jerusalem : land without evil -- Hybrid messiahs -- Tribulations of the late nineteenth century -- Kingdoms of this world : millennial literature as reflective dissonance -- Golden UFOs : Ernesto Cardenal and millennial ufology -- The old, millennial America : Bob Dylan and the traditions -- The DNA of the lamb : the race for the end (times) in American millennial fiction
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 248 p.
Isbn
9780195339383
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008006016
System control number
  • (OCoLC)192048157
  • (OCoLC)ocn192048157

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