Posted on 12/07/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
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The World War II analogies to the COVID-19 epidemic may have subsided, almost two years into it, but they’re not completely gone.
Exhibit A: the Guardian’s introduction to its piece on the pandemic novels.
Reporter Lara Feigel notes that in the early days of WWII, authors debated whether to write about what was happening — or help their communities cope with it, on the ground.
With COVID-19, the same trend emerged, and we’re now seeing what the authors who chose to memorialize the pandemic in their fiction made of it.
The Guardian takes a look at some of the COVID-19 pandemic trends in fiction, both explicit and implicit.
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