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Nostalgia and Fetish Amongst the Remains of the World in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake
Nostalgia and Fetish Amongst the Remains of the World in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake

Author(s): Olga Ştefan
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Fundatia Culturala Echinox
Keywords: Apocalypse; Ruin; Fetish; Collection; Objects; Commodity; Margaret Atwood; Space; Dystopia.

Summary/Abstract: The present paper deals with attitudes of nostalgia and fetishistic appropriation of objects in the context of post-apocalyptic landscapes, as described in Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood. We speak of ‘apocalyptic landscapes’ referring to catastrophes revolving around extinction and abandonment, following the contemporary, ecologist myth of the endangered landscape.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 27
  • Page Range: 291-296
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: French