Apocalyptic Opacity

Frank Kermode

  • The End of the Century at the End of the World by C.K. Stead
    Harvill, 220 pp, £14.99, September 1992, ISBN 0 00 272662 9

The title sounds apocalyptic, but all it means on the face of it is that this novel is set in New Zealand now. Doubtless it could be interpreted as having other implications, and there is some reason to believe the author would encourage his readers to discover or invent them.

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