In celebration of the publication of the sequel Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman comes this special edition of the classic A Canticle for Leibowitz, a novel that transcends genre to stand as one of the most significant literary works of our ...
time.In the Utah desert, Brother Francis of the Albertian Order of Leibowitz has made a miraculous discovery: the relics of the martyr Isaac Leibowitz himself, including the blessed blueprint and the sacred shopping list. They may provide a bright ray of hope in a terrifying age of darkness, a time of ignorance and genetic monsters that are the unholy aftermath of the Flame Deluge. But as the spellbinding mystery at the core of this extraordinary novel unfolds, it is the search itself--for meaning, for truth, for love--that offers hope to a humanity teetering on the edge of an abyss.A timeless and still timely masterpiece, A Canticle for Leibowitz is a classic that ranks with Brave New World and 1984.
The general mood of this book is elegiac. Even when funny passages appear, they tend to be ones with wry humor. One can feel the author's sense of anger and helplessness toward the human folly which seems bound to repeat over and over again becauseThe general mood of this book is elegiac. Even when funny passages appear, they tend to be ones with wry humor. One can feel the author's sense of anger and helplessness toward the human folly which seems bound to repeat over and over again because human beings are just unable to learn the lesson at all. Benjamin utters out such sentiment concisely in a line: "The children of this world are consistent too."
In addition, I like the final scene of this novel very much. Sublime, and yet very sad, too....Continua Nascondi