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By Elizabeth K. Rosen

seeing that its inception, the tale of the apocalypse has been used as a way through which to appreciate the realm and one's position in it. The attraction of the apocalyptic delusion is basically rooted in its skill to make experience of circumstances of problem by way of incorporating these crises right into a better plan for background and an finish of time that God has deliberate. Apocalypse is either an organizing precept to be imposed on an overpowering, seemingly-disordered universe and a essentially ethical tale which bargains wish of a brand new international the place solid and evil should be truly delineated and addressed. yet the entire conventional features and comforts of the apocalyptic fable are challenged whilst the parable collides with postmodernism. The features that outline a piece as postmodern finally destabilize the characteristics that make the apocalyptic fable particular. utilizing the paintings of Terry Gilliam, Don DeLillo, Kurt Vonnegut, and different writers within the style, Apocalyptic Transformation examines the collision of the postmodern mode and the apocalyptic fantasy, explores the method of secularizing this non secular tale and the explanations for doing so, and asks the query: What occurs while an writer undermines the grand narrative of the apocalypse?

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