This is no ordinary novel. An encyclopedia of memory--from A to Z-- The End of the World Book deftly intertwines fiction, memoir, and cultural history, reimagining the story of the world and one man's life as they both hurtle toward a frightening future. Alistair McCartney's alphabetical guide to the apocalypse layers images like a prose poem, building from Aristotle to da Vinci, hip-hop to lederhosen, plagues to zippers, while barreling from antiquity to the present.

The End of the World Book 2008, University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN-13: 9780299226305

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