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BSFA Review: The Anthropocene Unconscious by Mark Bould

10/07/2022 11:09 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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The Anthropocene Unconscious by Mark Bould

(Verso Books, 2021)

Reviewed by Jamie Mollart

In 2016 the acclaimed Indian author, Amitav Ghosh, wrote ‘The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable’, widely considered to be one of the most important books to address the way Climate Change is approached in literature.

He argues future generations will be amazed at the way in which we have collectively ignored the most pressing threat to our species within our collective art and literature. He uses the term ‘Anthropocene’ specifically in reference to our attempt at terrestrial destruction rather than the literal definition of ‘age of man’.

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Review from BSFA Review 16 - Download your copy here.

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