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Kingdoms of This World: Millennial Literature as Reflective Dissonance

Thomas O Beebee

in Millennial Literatures of the Americas, 1492-2002

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195339383
eISBN:
9780199867097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339383.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Literature has not neglected the fact that millennial expectations have hitherto always been defeated. Leon Festinger developed his theory of cognitive dissonance in part to explain the persistence ... More


Aging, Anxious and Apocalyptic: Baseball's Myths for the Millennium

Deeanne Westbrook

in American Mythologies: Essays on Contemporary Literature

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237365
eISBN:
9781846312540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237365.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter explores how the millennium features in four baseball novels: Robert Coover's The Universal Baseball Association, Inc., J. Henry Waugh, Prop. (1971), Mark Harris' It Looked Like For Ever ... More


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