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Apocalypse in Twentieth-Century Literature, Film, and Cultural Texts Susan Smith Nash

Apocalypse in Twentieth-Century Literature, Film, and Cultural Texts

Susan Smith Nash

Published April 5th 2011
ISBN : 9783843385428
Paperback
200 pages
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Susan Smith Nashs work investigates the how the apocalyptic narrative has been used historically and continues to be used to manipulate followers, who are, in many instances, complicit in their own subjugation, due to a wide array of reasons. ThisMoreSusan Smith Nashs work investigates the how the apocalyptic narrative has been used historically and continues to be used to manipulate followers, who are, in many instances, complicit in their own subjugation, due to a wide array of reasons. This dissertation examines the origin of the apocalyptic narrative, its evolution over time, and its occurrence in twentieth-century American film and literature. It also examines the use of the apocalyptic narrative in cultural applications, namely the use of them in suicidal or violent cults.