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- DescriptionRewned science fiction scholar Robert M. Philmus offers in Visions and Revisions a fresh and provocative literary analysis of science fiction writing. He critically examines the works of some of the most prominent writers to have written in the genre - including Evgeny Zamiatin, Karel Capek, Jorge Luis Borges, Italo Calvi, and Stanislaw Lem, along with English-language authors from H.G. Wells to Ursula Le Guin - and reveals how their works illustrate the fundamental elements of science fiction writing. The former editor of Science Fiction Studies, Philmus casts his expert eye on a diverse range of short stories and vels by the premier arbiters of the craft, with close readings that draw upon the theories of New Criticism as well as post-Modern. Featuring essays such as Stanislaw Lem's Futurological Congress as a Metageneric Text , Kurt Vonnegut's Historiographer of the Absurd: The Sirens of Titan , Ursula K. Le Guin and Time's Dispossession , and Time Out of Joint: The World(s) as well as Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle , the volume provides an in-depth textual examination that reveals why science fiction is a revisionary genre. Visions and Revisions will be of immense value to scholars of literature and science fiction studies.
- Author BiographyRobert M.. Philmus is an acclaimed SF scholar and writer. Before retiring he was a Professor of English at Concordia University. He is also a former editor of the highly influential SF publication Science Fiction Studies.
- Author(s)Robert M. Philmus
- PublisherLiverpool University Press
- Date of Publication01/10/2005
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleLiverpool Science Fiction Texts & Studies
- Series Part/Volume Numberv. 32
- Place of PublicationLiverpool
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintLiverpool University Press
- Weight800 g
- Width163 mm
- Height239 mm
- Spine29 mm
- Format DetailsCloth
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