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A canticle for Leibowitz

Author: Walter M Miller, Jr.
Publisher: New York : Eos, [2006]. ℗1959.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Walter M. Miller's acclaimed SF classic A Canticle for Leibowitz opens with the accidental excavation of a holy artifact: a creased, brittle memo scrawled by the hand of the blessed Saint Leibowitz, that reads: "Pound pastrami, can kraut, six bagels{u2014} bring home for Emma." To the Brothers of Saint Leibowitz, this sacred shopping list penned by an obscure, 20th-century engineer is a symbol of hope from the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Apocalyptic literature
Dystopian fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter M Miller, Jr.
ISBN: 9781568655819 1568655819 9780553379266 0553379267 9780060892999 0060892994
OCLC Number: 1011957294
Description: xiii, 334 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Pt. I. Fiat homo --
pt. II. Fiat lux --
pt. III. Fiat voluntas tua.
Responsibility: Walter M. Miller, Jr.

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"Walter M. Miller's acclaimed SF classic A Canticle for Leibowitz opens with the accidental excavation of a holy artifact: a creased, brittle memo scrawled by the hand of the blessed Saint Leibowitz, that reads: "Pound pastrami, can kraut, six bagels{u2014} bring home for Emma." To the Brothers of Saint Leibowitz, this sacred shopping list penned by an obscure, 20th-century engineer is a symbol of hope from the distant past, from before the Simplification, the fiery atomic holocaust that plunged the earth into darkness and ignorance. As 1984 cautioned against Stalinism, so 1959's A Canticle for Leibowitz warns of the threat and implications of nuclear annihilation. Following a cloister of monks in their Utah abbey over some six or seven hundred years, the funny but bleak Canticle tackles the sociological and religious implications of the cyclical rise and fall of civilization, questioning whether humanity can hope for more than repeating its own history." --

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