3 edition of Fugue for a Darkening Island found in the catalog.
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 55 p. :|
|Number of Pages||76|
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Priest's novel deals with the middle-ground for most of its length with the extremes sketched in due to the protagonist's lack of media informati I enjoyed this early Priest from 1972 in this version which revised the story in 2011 and which feels especially relevant here in 2019.
In the first, we are with the Whitmans as society dissolves around them, and they take to the countryside hoping to wait out the catastrophe in progress.
In the preface to this edition Priest says: This version of Fugue for a Darkening Island is fully revised. A mystery to me how this could be labelled a "classic catastrophe novel".
So how better to bring this home to people th It can be hard for us living in relatively comfortable places like Britain to really relate to and understand people living in war torn African countries where normal society has broken down, the land is split into various factions fighting for control with continuously shifting territories and bands of marauding men are wandering the countryside raping and pillaging as they go leaving countless refugees displaced from their homes with no where to go.
It's been suggested that in genre terms it connects with the portraits of apocalyptic British social collapse presented byin such books as orbut it's 20 years more recent.
The story starts with the family abandoning their house and travelling away from the various warring factions of the country.
Walton's cheerfully opinionated and vastly well-informed posts provoked valuable conversation among the field's historians.
Sam, great find re the cover. And in the final summation, I do not know that we are a great deal changed. Author: George Edgar Slusser Publisher: University of Georgia Press ISBN: 0820314919 Category: Literary Criticism Page: 271 View: 233 The impetus behind this collection of essays is the tension between science fiction and fantasy writing's aesthetic emphasis on stylistics and the structural or systemic bias of prevailing literary theory.
My Revolutions did find a wider audience than just me, but not as appreciative a one as he found for some of his other books.