A Canticle for Leibowitz

A Canticle for Leibowitz

Winner of the 1961 Hugo Award for Best Novel and widely considered one of the most accomplished, powerful, and enduring classics of modern speculative fiction, Walter M. Miller, Jr.'s A Canticle for Leibowitz is a true landmark of twentieth-century literature -- a chilling and still-provocative look at a post-apocalyptic future. In a nightmarish ruined world slowly awakening to the light after sleeping in darkness, the infant rediscoveries of science are secretly nourished by cloistered monks dedicated to the study and preservation of the relics and writings of the blessed Saint Isaac Leibowitz. From here the story spans centuries of ignorance, violence, and barbarism, viewing through a sharp, satirical eye the relentless progression of a human race damned by its inherent humanness to recelebrate its grand foibles and repeat its grievous mistakes. Seriously funny, stunning, and tragic, eternally fresh, imaginative, and altogether remarkable, A Canticle for Leibowitz retains its ability to enthrall and amaze. It is now, as it always has been, a masterpiece.

A Canticle for Leibowitz

A Canticle for Leibowitz

Winner of the 1961 Hugo Award for Best Novel and widely considered one of the most accomplished, powerful, and enduring classics of modern speculative fiction, Walter M. Miller, Jr.'s A Canticle for Leibowitz is a true landmark of twentieth-century literature -- a chilling and still-provocative look at a post-apocalyptic future. In a nightmarish ruined world slowly awakening to the light after sleeping in darkness, the infant rediscoveries of science are secretly nourished by cloistered monks dedicated to the study and preservation of the relics and writings of the blessed Saint Isaac Leibowitz. From here the story spans centuries of ignorance, violence, and barbarism, viewing through a sharp, satirical eye the relentless progression of a human race damned by its inherent humanness to recelebrate its grand foibles and repeat its grievous mistakes. Seriously funny, stunning, and tragic, eternally fresh, imaginative, and altogether remarkable, A Canticle for Leibowitz retains its ability to enthrall and amaze. It is now, as it always has been, a masterpiece.

A Canticle for Leibowitz

A Canticle for Leibowitz

A monk strives to preserve spiritual life and wisdom in the years following a nuclear holocaust.

A Canticle For Leibowitz

A Canticle For Leibowitz

The HUGO AWARD-winning novel of Earth after the apocalypse In the depths of the Utah desert, long after the Flame Deluge has scoured the earth clean, the rediscoveries of science are secretly nourished by cloistered monks dedicated to the study and preservation of knowledge. By studying the Holy Relics of the past, the Order of St Leibowitz hopes to raise humanity from its fallen state to one of grace. But is such knowledge the key to salvation? Or the certain sign that we are doomed to repeat our most grievous mistakes ... ?

A Canticle for Leibowitz

A Canticle for Leibowitz

A monk struggles to preserve spiritual life and wisdom in the years following a nuclear holocaust

Flame Deluge

A Canticle for Leibowitz

Flame Deluge

A Canticle for Leibowitz is not just brilliant science fiction. It is a masterpiece by any standards. Andrew Ravensdale shows that A Canticle for Leibowitz is a very Catholic book. Despite the monks and their Latin it is however not Christian. Miller is a heretic, and does not believe in salvation. By the time he wrote A Canticle for Leibowitz, he had also rejected the belief of the 'Golden Age' science fiction writer in the redeeming power of technology. Ravensdale demonstrates that Miller's Hugo-winning story The Darfsteller amounts to a literary suicide note. Miller used the metaphor of theatre to announce his intention of giving up writing science fiction. He wanted to put on one last great performance before he quit. That 'one last great' performance was A Canticle for Leibowitz. A Canticle for Leibowitz was a deliberate masterpiece. The thirty-five years of silence that followed were also deliberate. Ravensdale believes that A Canticle for Leibowitz is one of the most powerful books of the second half of the twentieth century. Miller's pessimistic vision, though perhaps not literally, remains true in our time. Andrew Ravensdale is an independent writer.

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