The Great Derangement
Non-Fiction

The Great Derangement

Climate Change and the Unthinkable

Overview

ARE WE DERANGED?
One of India's greatest writers, Amitav Ghosh, argues that future generations may well think so. How else can we explain our imaginative failure in the face of global warming? In this groundbreaking return to non-fiction, Ghosh examines our inability-at the level of literature, history and politics-to grasp the scale and violence of climate change. The climate crisis asks us to imagine other forms of human existence-a task to which fiction, Ghosh argues, is the best suited of all forms. The Great Derangement serves as a brilliant writer's summons to confront the most urgent task of our time.

'An absorbing narrative on the subject, the impact of which is getting closer with each passing day' HINDUSTAN TIMES
'[A] broad-ranging and consistently stimulating indictment of our era . . . a bracing reminder that there is no more vital task for writers and artists than to clear the intellectual dead wood of a vulgarly boosterish age and create space for apocalyptic thinking-which may at least delay, if not avert, the catastrophes ahead' GUARDIAN

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284 Pages | ISBN13 9780143429067
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Amitav Ghosh
Amitav Ghosh
Amitav Ghosh is the author of ten highly acclaimed works of fiction and non-fiction which include the Booker Prize shortlisted Sea of Poppies (book one of the Ibis Trilogy), River of Smoke, The Glass Palace and The Shadow Lines. He has won numerous prizes, some of which are the Sahitya Akademi Award, the Pushcart Prize and the Grinzane Cavour Prize. He divides his time between New York and India.
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