Microtopias: the post-apocalyptic communities of Jim Crace’s 'The pesthouse'

Edwards, Caroline (2009) Microtopias: the post-apocalyptic communities of Jim Crace’s 'The pesthouse'. Textual Practice, 23 (5). ISSN 0950-236X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09502360903169144

Abstract

This article positions The Pesthouse as part of a broader contemporary shift towards the scaling down of utopian imaginaries and argues that the utopian communities in Crace’s distant post-apocalyptic American future function as critical, micro-political alternatives; what I call literary microtopias.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:contemporary literature, Jim Crace, British fiction, post-apocalyptic narratives, utopianism, microtopias
Subjects:Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q320 English Literature
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Humanities
ID Code:5702
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Deposited On:25 May 2012 14:18
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