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Apocalyptic Transformation: Apocalypse and the Postmodern Imagination

ISBN: 9780739117910
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: 2008-02-15
Number of pages: 240
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Apocalyptic Transformation explores how one the oldest sense-making paradigms, the apocalyptic myth, is altered when postmodern authors and filmmakers adopt it. It examines how postmodern writers adapt a fundamentally religious story for a secular audience and it proposes that even as these writers use the myth in traditional ways, they simultaneously undermine and criticize the grand narrative of apocalypse itself.

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