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Author Amitav Ghosh Assesses Our Grasp of Climate Change

Novelist Amitav Ghosh examines the inability at the level of literature, history and politics to grasp the scale and violence of climate change in his new book, his first major book of nonfiction since "In an Antique Land" of 1992.

"The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable", published by Penguin Books imprint Allen Lane, serves as Ghosh's summons to confront the most urgent task of our time.

That climate change casts a much smaller shadow within the landscape of literary fiction than it does even in the public arena is not hard to establish, the author says, adding to see that this is so one needs to only glance through the pages of a few highly-regarded literary journals and book reviews.

Asia Society

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