Ilija Trojanow's 'The Lamentations of Zeno' (2011/2016): Prophetic Cli-Fi

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Abstract

Trojanow's novel is the best known example of German climate change fiction. It is a work written in the prophetic mode, a cautionary tale warning readers of the unsustainability of our way of life. The main protagonist is a persona of the author. He is however a flawed character. This chapter argues that the novel is more complex than it appears at first sight: while it is a confessional narrative appealing to readers; environmental consciences, it simultaneously exposes the misanthropy which has characterised parts of the environmental movement.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationCli-Fi
Subtitle of host publicationA Companion
EditorsAxel Goodbody, Adeline Johns-Putra
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Group
Pages67-72
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781788740722
StatusPublished - 15 Dec 2018

Publication series

NameGenre Fiction and Film Companions
PublisherPeter Lang
Volume2

Cite this

Goodbody, A. (2018). Ilija Trojanow's 'The Lamentations of Zeno' (2011/2016): Prophetic Cli-Fi. In A. Goodbody, & A. Johns-Putra (Eds.), Cli-Fi: A Companion (pp. 67-72). (Genre Fiction and Film Companions; Vol. 2). Oxford: Peter Lang Publishing Group.

Ilija Trojanow's 'The Lamentations of Zeno' (2011/2016) : Prophetic Cli-Fi. / Goodbody, Axel.

Cli-Fi: A Companion. ed. / Axel Goodbody; Adeline Johns-Putra. Oxford : Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2018. p. 67-72 (Genre Fiction and Film Companions; Vol. 2).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Goodbody, A 2018, Ilija Trojanow's 'The Lamentations of Zeno' (2011/2016): Prophetic Cli-Fi. in A Goodbody & A Johns-Putra (eds), Cli-Fi: A Companion. Genre Fiction and Film Companions, vol. 2, Peter Lang Publishing Group, Oxford, pp. 67-72.
Goodbody A. Ilija Trojanow's 'The Lamentations of Zeno' (2011/2016): Prophetic Cli-Fi. In Goodbody A, Johns-Putra A, editors, Cli-Fi: A Companion. Oxford: Peter Lang Publishing Group. 2018. p. 67-72. (Genre Fiction and Film Companions).
Goodbody, Axel. / Ilija Trojanow's 'The Lamentations of Zeno' (2011/2016) : Prophetic Cli-Fi. Cli-Fi: A Companion. editor / Axel Goodbody ; Adeline Johns-Putra. Oxford : Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2018. pp. 67-72 (Genre Fiction and Film Companions).
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