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Attending Dedalus

Attending Dedalus

(2003)
Essays on Gene Wolfe
A non fiction book by

 
This study of the fiction of Gene Wolfe, one of the most influential contemporary American science fiction writers, offers a major reinterpretation of Gene Wolfe's four-volume "The Book of the New Sun" and its sequel "The Urth of the New Sun".

Eschewing the conventional spiritual reading of the novels, Peter Wright employs evolutionary theory to argue for a controversial secular reception of a narrative in which Wolfe plays an elaborate textual game with his reader. After exposing the concealed story at the heart of Wolfe's magnum opus", Wright adopts a variety of approaches to establish that Wolfe is the designer of an intricate textual labyrinth intended to extend his thematic preoccupations with subjectivity, the unreliability of memory, the manipulation of individuals by social and political systems, and the psychological potency of myth, faith and symbolism into the reading experience. Drawing evidence not only from the first 30 years of Wolfe's career but from sources as diverse as reception theory, palaeontology, the Rennaissance hermetic tradition, mythology and science fiction's sub-genre of dying earth literature, Wright provides an accessible interpretation of Gene Wolfe's "The Book of the New Sun".

 
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Hardback Editions

November 2003 : UK Hardback
Title: Attending Daedalus: Gene Wolfe, Artifice and the Reader (Liverpool University Press - Liverpool Science Fiction Texts & Studies)
Author(s): Peter Wright
ISBN: 0-85323-818-9 / 978-0-85323-818-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
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Paperback Editions

November 2003 : UK Paperback
Title: Attending Daedalus: Gene Wolfe, Artifice and the Reader (Liverpool University Press - Liverpool Science Fiction Texts & Studies)
Author(s): Peter Wright
ISBN: 0-85323-828-6 / 978-0-85323-828-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
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