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The Resource A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller, Jr. ; with a new introduction by Mary Doria Russell

A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller, Jr. ; with a new introduction by Mary Doria Russell

Label
A Canticle for Leibowitz
Title
A Canticle for Leibowitz
Statement of responsibility
Walter M. Miller, Jr. ; with a new introduction by Mary Doria Russell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A Canticle for Leibowitz opens 600 years after 20th century civilization has been destroyed by a global nuclear war, known as the "Flame Deluge." As a result of the war, there was a violent backlash against the culture of advanced knowledge and technology that had led to the development of nuclear weapons. During this backlash, called the "Simplification," anyone of learning, and eventually anyone who could even read, was likely to be killed by rampaging mobs, who proudly took on the name of "Simpletons". Illiteracy became almost universal, and books were destroyed en masse. Isaac Edward Leibowitz had been a Jewish electrical engineer working for the United States military. Surviving the war, he converted to Roman Catholicism and founded a monastic order, the "Albertian Order of Leibowitz", dedicated to preserving knowledge by hiding books, smuggling them to safety (booklegging), memorizing, and copying them. Centuries after his death, the abbey is still preserving the "Memorabilia", the collected writings that have survived the Flame Deluge and the Simplification, in the hope that they will help future generations reclaim forgotten science
Awards note
Hugo Award for Best Novel, 1961.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1923-1996
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, Walter M.
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.I4215
LC item number
C3 2006
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nuclear warfare
  • Monks
  • Knowledge management
  • Freedom of information
Target audience
adult
Label
A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller, Jr. ; with a new introduction by Mary Doria Russell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This book was originally published in 1959 by Lippincott and in trade paperback editions in 1961 and 1997 by Bantam, and in 1986 by Perennial, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Fiat homo -- pt. 2. Fiat lux -- pt. 3. Fia voluntas tua
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Eos paperback edition.
Extent
xiii, 334 pages
Isbn
9780553379266
Lccn
2006046371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)68566320
  • (OCoLC)ocm68566320
  • 533669
Label
A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller, Jr. ; with a new introduction by Mary Doria Russell
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This book was originally published in 1959 by Lippincott and in trade paperback editions in 1961 and 1997 by Bantam, and in 1986 by Perennial, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Fiat homo -- pt. 2. Fiat lux -- pt. 3. Fia voluntas tua
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Eos paperback edition.
Extent
xiii, 334 pages
Isbn
9780553379266
Lccn
2006046371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)68566320
  • (OCoLC)ocm68566320
  • 533669

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