Apocalypse Then: (Other) Fragments of Postmodern Impegno Between Science Fiction, Humor and Environmentalism

Giorgio Busi Rizzi

Abstract


This paper takes into account Kurt Vonnegut’s Galápagos (1985), Stefano Benni’s Terra! (1983), and the first volume (1979) of  Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy as the expression of several social stances: distrust in the technological progress, antimilitarism, ecologism, critique of anthropocentrism. It tries to contextualize those themes in the light of their historical background; it shows, eventually, how those works’ projects rely on the peculiar devices of humour and postmodernist techniques. 


Keywords


Postmodernism; Science fiction; Humour; Environmentalism; Post-apocalyptic

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