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Millennial Literatures of the Americas, 1492-2002

Thomas O. Beebee


This book compares modern literary treatments of the theme of millennium—stories of the “end of the world,” conceived as the ultimate battle between good and evil resulting in the institution of an utterly new social order. The book compares fiction, plays, poetry, and other works written in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish representing a wide spectrum of communities across the Americas, from the colonial origins to the present, from the letters of Columbus to the Left Behind series of novels. The goal is to understand better a thematic that has defined the Americas since the arrival o ... More

Keywords: millennium, apocalypse, eschatology, comparative literature, religion in literature, technology in literature, Anglophone American literature, Canadian literature, Spanish-American literature, Brazilian literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195339383
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339383.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas O. Beebee, author
Pennsylvania State University
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