The stories we tell at the end of the world

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  1. Southpaw

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    The stories we tell at the end of the world.

    New works by Paul Schrader, William T. Vollman, and Richard Powers grapple with meaningful living under environmental collapse.

    Over the last few months, three of our most feted artists — two National Book Award winners, Richard Powers and William T. Vollmann, and one Hollywood legend, Paul Schrader — have taken on the subject, and considering their work as a whole, it’s hard not to feel that we’re entering another stage in the evolution of environmental narratives. Once, climate change was a thing to be reckoned with in the future, a coming dystopian storm — science fiction, a term that we often wrap around ourselves like a blanket to protect us from the most horrifying possibilities.

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