The Holocene Hangover

(Guardian Books) – Fredrik Albritton Jonsson:

A dark picture of the present moment emerges in the Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh’s recent book The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable. The title captures his scathing diagnosis of the condition of literature and culture in the age of the Anthropocene. Why is it, he asks, that the literary world has responded to climate change with almost complete silence? …

But despite Ghosh’s dark sense of realism about our political options, he still manages to find hope in surprising places. He proposes that religious traditions might offer the most effective social basis for popular resistance. …

theguardian holocene-hangover

Amitav Ghosh: The Great Derangement

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