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The Minimalist Apocalypse. A Genre Analysis of Cum mi-am petrecut sfârşitul lumii

Doru POP


This paper is discussing The Way I Spent the End of the World (Mitulescu 2006) as a case study for the idea that all mythologies of the end are based on personal eschatology. Elaborating on the concept of minimalist apocalypse, the author follows two main approaches – the narrative and the genre analysis as interpretation tools. The main elements of all apocalyptic narratives (considered to be the apocalyptic destruction of time; the Messianic presence; and the eschatological transformation of the world) are used in the analysis of the movie.

Keywords: Minimalist apocalypse, eschatological, “apocaholic”, transformation