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Attending Daedalus: Gene Wolfe, Artifice and the Reader

Peter Wright

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780853238188
eISBN:
9781846312618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238188.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Attending Daedalus is the first book-length study of Gene Wolfe's four-volume The Book of the New Sun and its sequel, The Urth of the New Sun, known collectively as ‘The Urth Cycle’. Rejecting the ... More


Shadows of the New Sun: Wolfe on Writing/Writers on Wolfe

Peter Wright (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846310577
eISBN:
9781846314056
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310577.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Gene Wolfe is one of America's most acclaimed authors of science fiction and fantasy. His works include Peace, The Fifth Head of Cerberus, The Book of the New Sun, There Are Doors, The Book of the ... More


BALTIMORE AND BEYOND

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

in Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Henry Louis Mencken joined the staff of the Baltimore Herald in 1899. Mencken's world had expanded from the confines of the family cigar factory to the world of Baltimore and beyond. This chapter ... More


‘The Map’: The Multi-volume Novels and Metafictional Cartography1

Peter Wright

in Attending Daedalus: Gene Wolfe, Artifice and the Reader

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780853238188
eISBN:
9781846312618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238188.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that the Soldier novels and The Book of the Long Sun, multi-volume works published subsequent to The Book of the New Sun and The Urth of the New Sun, can be read as metafictional ... More


A Magus of Many Suns: An Interview with Gene Wolfe

Nick Gevers

in Shadows of the New Sun: Wolfe on Writing/Writers on Wolfe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846310577
eISBN:
9781846314056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310577.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this 2002 interview, Wolfe discusses the writing of The Book of the Short Sun. He discusses at length his versatility in selecting styles appropriate to the story being told and his formulation of ... More


Suns New, Long, and Short: An Interview with Gene Wolfe

Lawrence Person

in Shadows of the New Sun: Wolfe on Writing/Writers on Wolfe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846310577
eISBN:
9781846314056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310577.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Reprinted from Nova Express, Fall/Winter 1988, Person's interview focuses on The Book of the Long Sun, its clergyman hero, its religious dimension, and the contrast in narrative styles between this ... More


News Capital

Aurora Wallace

in Media Capital: Architecture and Communications in New York City

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037344
eISBN:
9780252094521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037344.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the first two papers of the penny press of the 1830s, the New York Sun and the New York Herald, through their transition from tiny four-sheet bulletins printed out of cramped ... More


Introduction

Peter Wright (ed.)

in Shadows of the New Sun: Wolfe on Writing/Writers on Wolfe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846310577
eISBN:
9781846314056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310577.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Introduction provides a brief overview of Gene Wolfe's life and work and contextualizes the subsequent interviews and articles in terms of his life and publishing career. It explores how each of ... More


On Encompassing the Entire Universe: An Interview with Gene Wolfe

Larry McCaffery

in Shadows of the New Sun: Wolfe on Writing/Writers on Wolfe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846310577
eISBN:
9781846314056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310577.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Reprinted from Science Fiction Studies, 1988, Wolfe's interview with Larry McCaffery is the most wide-ranging of the collection. It extends beyond the usual questions of autobiography, inspiration ... More


Big-City Newspaperman

William E. Ellis

in Irvin S. Cobb: The Rise and Fall of an American Humorist

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813173986
eISBN:
9780813174792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813173986.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In this chapter, Ellis describes Cobb’s difficult first year in the big city. Finding a job to support his family and learning how the New York newspapers were run proved to be a daunting task. ... More


Books in The Book of the New Sun

Peter Wright (ed.)

in Shadows of the New Sun: Wolfe on Writing/Writers on Wolfe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846310577
eISBN:
9781846314056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310577.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Reprinted from Plan[e]t Engineering (1984), this essay takes the conception of the seemingly paradoxical library of Nessus in The Shadow of the Torturer as the start of a discussion that ranges ... More


Some Moments with the Magus: An Interview with Gene Wolfe

Nick Gevers, Michael Andre-Driussi, and James B. Jordan

in Shadows of the New Sun: Wolfe on Writing/Writers on Wolfe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846310577
eISBN:
9781846314056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310577.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This is a rather discursive interview that nevertheless reveals a new found political relevance in several of Wolfe's early stories, notably ‘Seven American Nights’ and ‘Hour of Trust’. Wolfe ... More


Interview: Gene Wolfe ‘The Legerdemain of the Wolfe’

Robert Frazier

in Shadows of the New Sun: Wolfe on Writing/Writers on Wolfe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846310577
eISBN:
9781846314056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310577.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this interview with a playful Wolfe reprinted from Thrust: Science Fiction in Review, Winter-Spring 1983, Frazier reviews the author's early career. Wolfe lists and evaluates his short fiction and ... More


An Interview with Gene Wolfe

Elliott Swanson

in Shadows of the New Sun: Wolfe on Writing/Writers on Wolfe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846310577
eISBN:
9781846314056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310577.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Swanson's interview, reprinted from Interzone, Autumn 1986, explores Wolfe's attitudes to technology, his combat experiences in Korea, the generic labelling of his work, and the reoccurrence of ... More


Peter and the Wolfe: Gene Wolfe in Conversation

Peter Wright (ed.)

in Shadows of the New Sun: Wolfe on Writing/Writers on Wolfe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846310577
eISBN:
9781846314056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310577.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this interview, Wolfe reflects on his then thirty-year writing career. He discusses at length the sources for several of his short stories and for There Are Doors, which segues into a detailed ... More


Gene Wolfe Interview

James B. Jordan

in Shadows of the New Sun: Wolfe on Writing/Writers on Wolfe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846310577
eISBN:
9781846314056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310577.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Jordan's fitful interview with Wolfe ranges across Wolfe's religious and political beliefs, science, the practice of being a novelist, The Book of the New Sun, The Urth of the New Sun, and Wolfe's ... More


Riding a Bicycle Backwards: An Interview with Gene Wolfe

Colin Greenland

in Shadows of the New Sun: Wolfe on Writing/Writers on Wolfe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846310577
eISBN:
9781846314056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310577.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Reprinted from Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, 1984, Colin Greenland's interview is the first to interrogate the posthistoric setting of Urth in The Book of the New Sun. In ... More


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