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Psyche in Eco-Apocalypse: A Reading of Ballard’s The Drowned World

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Embodiment of apocalyptic imagination has been a major theme in which many writers have pointed it out especially from the midst of twentieth century onwards. Earth today is vulnerable and would be so dangerous for future generation from now on. Although, J. G. Ballard's narrations do not create an ordinary apocalyptic apprehension of human abolition, but he enters the core of the apocalyptic theme by intertwining our world with an altering people's psyche who try to develop a new relationship with nature. This paper examines Ballard's The Drowned World (1962) from the view of the human psyche in an apocalyptic setting. It follows and analyzes the characters of Dr. Robert Kerans (a biologist) and his team in which they are transformed in the story – both mentally and physically

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Periodical:
International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 60)
Pages:
17-21
DOI:
10.18052/www.scipress.com/ILSHS.60.17
Citation:
E. Soofastaei and S. A. Mirenayat, "Psyche in Eco-Apocalypse: A Reading of Ballard’s The Drowned World", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 60, pp. 17-21, 2015
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Sep 2015
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