Hope is critical : Cormac McCarthy's The Road

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Ryan, Matthew. (2008). Hope is critical : Cormac McCarthy's The Road. In Demanding the Impossible: Utopia and Dystopia pp. 151-162 Arena Publications Association.
AuthorsRyan, Matthew
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The reasons why Cormac McCarthy's novel "The Road" can be classified as a 'critical dystopia' as opposed to 'anti-Utopian' are discussed. It warns readers against a post-catastrophic present characterized by neo-liberal capitalism and isolation from nature, and offers hope for a changed future unlike the present.

Page range151-162
Year2008
Book titleDemanding the Impossible: Utopia and Dystopia
PublisherArena Publications Association
Place of publicationAustralia
ISBN9780646506302
Research GroupSchool of Arts
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