Dreams of Millennium

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Penguin, 1999 - Civilization, Modern - 372 pages
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In this brilliantly conceived exploration of doomsaying and revelation, Mark Kingwell argues that the brink tendencies manifested by contemporary popular culture--the popularity of body piercing, for example, or the proliferation of miracles--are, in fact, inextricably linked to the impending fin de siècle.

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Dreams of millennium: report from a culture on the brink

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If one is looking for predictions of what the new millennium will bring (officially in 2001), these books are not the place to look. Instead, they discuss why the changing calendar affects us humans ... Read full review


Who Dreams of the Millennium? xiii
Preface xxxv
Shards of Apocalypse 17

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About the author (1999)

Mark Kingwell is a professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto at Scarborough. He has published five books.

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