Living with the Living Dead The Wisdom of the Zombie Apocalypse
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- Format: Hardcover
- Copyright: 06/01/2017
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The zombie apocalypse, Garrett shows, has become an archetypal narrative for the contemporary world, in part because zombies can represent a variety of global threats, from terrorism to Ebola, from economic uncertainty to mental illness. But paradoxically this narrative also offers human beings a chance to find emotional and spiritual comfort: these apocalyptic stories about individuals facing the imminent prospect of grisly death also offer us wisdom about living in a community, present us with real-world ethical problems, and invite us into a conversation about what it means to survive.
Analyzing works of literature and culture from Homer's Odyssey to World War Z, Garrett considers how these tales of the undead help us find meaning and purpose in life.