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We're Doomed. Now What?

Essays on War and Climate Change

Roy Scranton

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Soho Press
16 July 2018
Literary essays; Iraq War; Political science & theory; Central government policies
The time we've been thrown into is one of alarming and bewildering change - the breakup of the post-1945 global order, a multispecies mass extinction, and the beginning of the end of civilization as we know it. Not one of us is innocent, not one of us is safe. Now what?

We're Doomed, Now What? addresses the crisis that is our time through a series of brilliant, moving, and original essays on climate change, war, literature, and loss, from one of the most provocative and iconoclastic minds of his generation. Whether writing about sailing through the melting Arctic, preparing for Houston's next big storm, watching Star Wars, or going back to the streets of Baghdad he once patrolled as a soldier, Roy Scranton handles his subjects with the same electric, philosophical, demotic touch that he brought to his ground-breaking New York Times essay, oLearning How to Die in the Anthropocene.o
By:   Roy Scranton
Imprint:   Soho Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 140mm, 
Weight:   567g
ISBN:   9781616959364
ISBN 10:   1616959363
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   16 July 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Roy Scranton is the author ofaWar PornaandaLearning to Die in the Anthropocene, and co-editor ofaFire and Forget- Short Stories from the Long War. His journalism, essays, and fiction have been published inaThe Nation, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Boston Review, and elsewhere. He holds a PhD in English from Princeton and an MA from the New School for Social Research, and teaches in the Department of English at the University of Notre Dame.

Reviews for We're Doomed. Now What?: Essays on War and Climate Change

Praise for We're Doomed. Now What? Roy Scranton is our Jeremiah of the anthropocene and a brutally honest chronicler of American violence in all its forms. His message is as urgent as it is discomfiting. Hear him. --Andrew J. Bacevich, author of America's War for the Greater East: A Military History Praise for Learning to Die in the Anthropocene Roy Scranton draws on his experiences in Iraq to confront the grim realities of climate change. The result is a fierce and provocative book. --Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History Roy Scranton lucidly articulates the depth of the climate crisis with an honesty that is all too rare, then calls for a reimagined humanism that will help us meet our stormy future with as much decency as we can muster . . . This is a wise and important challenge from an elegant writer and original thinker. --Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate Praise for War Porn One of the best and most disturbing war novels in years. --The Wall Street Journal A view of the American military unlike anything else written about Iraq or Afghanistan . . . A guided meditation on Iraq certain to force long overdue introspection on how we think about the war, those who fought it and the Americans and Iraqis it affected. --New Republic Forceful and unsettling. --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times Searingly honest . . . This examination of the tragedy of what happened in Iraq reaches out to touch of all us. A brilliant literary achievement. --Jeff VanderMeer, author of the Southern Reach trilogy Praise for Learning to Die in the Anthropocene Roy Scranton draws on his experiences in Iraq to confront the grim realities of climate change. The result is a fierce and provocative book. --Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History Roy Scranton lucidly articulates the depth of the climate crisis with an honesty that is all too rare, then calls for a reimagined humanism that will help us meet our stormy future with as much decency as we can muster . . . This is a wise and important challenge from an elegant writer and original thinker. --Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate Praise for War Porn One of the best and most disturbing war novels in years. --The Wall Street Journal A view of the American military unlike anything else written about Iraq or Afghanistan . . . A guided meditation on Iraq certain to force long overdue introspection on how we think about the war, those who fought it and the Americans and Iraqis it affected. --New Republic Forceful and unsettling. --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times Searingly honest . . . This examination of the tragedy of what happened in Iraq reaches out to touch of all us. A brilliant literary achievement. --Jeff VanderMeer, author of the Southern Reach trilogy


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