Cultural Life of Catastrophes and Crises Carsten Meiner

ISBN: 9781283856997

Published: January 1st 2012

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332 pages


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Cultural Life of Catastrophes and Crises  by  Carsten Meiner

Cultural Life of Catastrophes and Crises by Carsten Meiner
January 1st 2012 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 332 pages | ISBN: 9781283856997 | 9.47 Mb

Catastrophes and crises fascinate as much as they terrorize. The common goal of the articles collected in this book is to investigate the ways in which catastrophes (real or fictitious) have provided film, art and literature with a historical, if notMoreCatastrophes and crises fascinate as much as they terrorize. The common goal of the articles collected in this book is to investigate the ways in which catastrophes (real or fictitious) have provided film, art and literature with a historical, if not universal, matrix for exploring the frailty of human existence, the passions they trigger and the new behavioral modes they necessitate.

The book thus argues that film, art, and literature are privileged and essential ways of understanding what catastrophes are, what they do to us, and how we can deal with them.



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