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By Antonia Mehnert

This publication highlights the significance of the cultural sphere, and specifically literature, in reaction and dialogue with the exceptional phenomenon referred to as weather swap. Antonia Mehnert turns to a collection of up to date American works of fiction, analyzing them as a different reaction to the demanding situations of representing weather swap. She attracts on “climate swap fiction”— texts dealing explicitly with anthropogenic weather change—and explores how those works express weather swap, care for its not easy features, and with what narrative concepts they finally perform its conversation. certainly, a few tough qualities make weather switch a tough factor to interact with together with its sluggish and lengthy temporal size, worldwide scale, clinical controversy, and its disconnect among reason and impact. contemplating such complexity and uncertainty on the resource of weather switch fictions, this ebook strikes past a exclusively ecocritical research and indicates how those weather switch fictions represent an insightful cultural repertoire beneficial for dialogue within the environmental humanities in general.

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