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Is all that is new therefore good? The Swedish author Lars Gyllensten and ecocritical tendencies of today

Chapter in book
Authors Camilla Brudin Borg
Published in Perspectives on Ecocriticism: Local Beginnings, Global Echoes / edited by Ingemar Haag, Karin Molander Danielsson, Marie Öhman and Thorsten Päplow
Pages 65-74
ISBN 9781527532007
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Place of publication Newcastle upon Tyne
Publication year 2019
Published at Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion
Pages 65-74
Language en
Keywords anthropocene, ecocriticism, critique, iconoclasm, creativity, iconoplasm, Lars Gyllensten,
Subject categories Languages and Literature


The article want to raise the awareness of some urgent questions that is concerned with the development of new theory and methods in the service of addressing the problematic situation of the Anthropocene. With the aid of the 20th century Swedish author Lars Gyllensten’s general ideas of the function of critique (iconoclasm) and creativity (iconoplasm), the aim is to point to two basic patterns when moving towards new, and hopefully better paradigms.

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