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The Resource The new atheist novel : fiction, philosophy and polemic after 9/11, Arthur Bradley and Andrew Tate, (electronic resource)

The new atheist novel : fiction, philosophy and polemic after 9/11, Arthur Bradley and Andrew Tate, (electronic resource)

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The new atheist novel : fiction, philosophy and polemic after 9/11
Title
The new atheist novel
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fiction, philosophy and polemic after 9/11
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Arthur Bradley and Andrew Tate
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Language
eng
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CaPaEBR
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Bradley, Arthur
LC call number
PR889
LC item number
.B73 2010eb
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1971-
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  • Tate, Andrew
  • ebrary, Inc
Series statement
New directions in religion and literature
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  • McEwan, Ian
  • Amis, Martin
  • Rushdie, Salman
  • Pullman, Philip
  • Religion and literature
  • Atheism and literature
  • English fiction
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  • The New Atheist Novel is the first study of a major new genre of contemporary fiction. It examines how Richard Dawkins's so-called 'New Atheism' movement has caught the imagination of four eminent modern novelists: Ian McEwan, Martin Amis, Salman Rushdie and Philip Pullman. For McEwan and his contemporaries, the contemporary novel represents a new front in the ideological war against religion, religious fundamentalism and, after 9/11, religious terror: the novel apparently stands for everything -- freedom, individuality, rationality and even a secular experience of the transcendental -- that religion seeks to overthrow.In this book, Bradley and Tate offer a genealogy of the New Atheist Novel: where it comes from, what needs it serves and, most importantly, where it may go in the future. What is it? How does it dramatise the war between belief and non-belief? To what extent does it represent a genuine ideological alternative to the religious imaginary or does it merely repeat it in secularised form? This fascinating study offers an incisive critique of this contemporary testament of literary belief and unbelief
  • The first major examination of the New Atheism as a literary phenomenon
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The new atheist novel : fiction, philosophy and polemic after 9/11, Arthur Bradley and Andrew Tate, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 125-132) and index
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OCM1bookssj0000524421
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unknown
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ix, 136 p.
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9780826444295
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remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000524421
Label
The new atheist novel : fiction, philosophy and polemic after 9/11, Arthur Bradley and Andrew Tate, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 125-132) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000524421
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 136 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780826444295
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000524421

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