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Roger Zelazny

Author: F Brett Cox
Publisher: Urbana Chicago Springfield University of Illinois Press [2021] © 2021
Series: Modern masters of science fiction
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Introduction -- Out of Nowhere: Beginnings--1963 -- Everybody Loves a Winner: 1964-1968 -- Do Quit Your Day Job: 1969-1971 -- A Series of Different Endeavors: 1972-1979 -- Nothing on Spec but Still Some Joy: 1980-1995 -- Afterword -- An Interview with Roger Zelazny -- A Roger Zelazny Bibliography.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Biografie
Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als
Cox, F. Brett, 1958-
Roger Zelazny
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2021]
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(DLC)2020053124
Named Person: Roger Zelazny; Roger Zelazny; Roger Zelazny
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F Brett Cox
ISBN: 9780252085758 0252085752 9780252043765 0252043766
OCLC Number: 1235868640
Accession No: (DE-627)1742968686 (DE-599)KXP1742968686 (OCoLC)1235868640
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: x, 208 Seiten 23 m (pbk)
Contents: Introduction --
Out of Nowhere: Beginnings --
1963 --
Everybody Loves a Winner: 1964-1968 --
Do Quit Your Day Job: 1969-1971 --
A Series of Different Endeavors: 1972-1979 --
Nothing on Spec but Still Some Joy: 1980-1995 --
Afterword --
An Interview with Roger Zelazny --
A Roger Zelazny Bibliography.
Series Title: Modern masters of science fiction
Responsibility: F. Brett Cox.

Abstract:

Introduction -- Out of Nowhere: Beginnings--1963 -- Everybody Loves a Winner: 1964-1968 -- Do Quit Your Day Job: 1969-1971 -- A Series of Different Endeavors: 1972-1979 -- Nothing on Spec but Still Some Joy: 1980-1995 -- Afterword -- An Interview with Roger Zelazny -- A Roger Zelazny Bibliography.

"Roger Zelazny combined poetic prose with fearless literary ambition to become one of the most influential science fiction writers of the 1960s. Yet many critics found his later novels underachieving and his turn to fantasy a disappointment. F. Brett Cox surveys the landscape of Zelazny's creative life and contradictions. Launched by the classic 1963 short story "A Rose for Ecclesiastes," Zelazny soon won the Hugo Award for Best Novel with ...And Call Me Conrad and two years later won again for Lord of Light. Cox looks at the author's overnight success and follows Zelazny into a period of continued formal experimentation, the commercial triumph of the Amber sword and sorcery novels, and renewed acclaim for Hugo-winning novellas such as "Home Is the Hangman" and "24 Views of Mt. Fuji, by Hokusai." Throughout, Cox analyzes aspects of Zelazny's art, from his preference for poetically alienated protagonists to the ways his plots reflected his determined individualism. Clear-eyed and detailed, this book provides an up-to-date reconsideration of an often-misunderstood SF maverick"

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"Cox consistently brings great critical acumen to bear on his readings, which are sensitively attuned to Zelazny's specifics but never lose sight of the broader literary context, and he organizes an Read more...

 
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