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    Epilogue: the death of death – Zero K, Don DeLillo (2016)

    Luckhurst, Roger (2022) Epilogue: the death of death – Zero K, Don DeLillo (2016). In: Bacon, S. (ed.) Undead in the 21st Century: A Companion. Genre Fiction and Film Companions 10. London, UK: Peter Lang, pp. 273-280. ISBN 9781789977363.

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    Book synopsis: The twenty-first century is truly the age of the undead. They are no longer just vampires or zombies, but every kind of monster that can be imagined. More so, they not only live in the alien terrain of our imaginations or nightmares but are embedded into the very nature of our existence in the neverending catastrophe of the 2000s. Featuring leading scholars such as David Punter, Roger Luckhurst, Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock and Lorna Piatti-Farnell amongst many others, the 30 original essays in The Undead in the 21st Century: A Companion describe and explain how the various fears and anxieties we have around such things as contagion, the environment, geopolitics and even ageing give form to the multifarious undead that plague our existence and seem bent on our destruction. However, as shall be argued here, if we can recognise and understand the undead they might not be the end of humanity as we know it, but possibly a way to exist beyond it.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Roger Luckhurst
    Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2022 14:24
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:54


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