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Brave new words

Elizabeth Ammons

Brave new words

how literature will save the planet

by Elizabeth Ammons

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Published by University of Iowa Press in Iowa City .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [179]-190) and index.

StatementElizabeth Ammons
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS169.S57 A44 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 197 p. ;
Number of Pages197
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24408628M
ISBN 101587298619
ISBN 109781587298615
LC Control Number2009041320
OCLC/WorldCa456729278

Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction by Jeff Prucher and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Brave New Words challenges present and future literary scholars and teachers to look beyond mere literary critique toward the concrete issue of social change and how to achieve it. Calling for a profound realignment of thought and spirit in the service of positive social change, Ammons argues for the continued importance of multiculturalism in Author: Elizabeth Ammons.

Brave New Words is a collection of fifteen specially commissioned essays from distinguished authors exploring the value of critical thinking, the power of the written word, and the resonance of literature in the twenty-first century. Each explores the . Brave New World is more than dystopian sci-fi; it’s a novel of ideas and discussion. There’s a lengthy rapid-fire debate that takes place between John the Savage and Mustapha Mond near the end of the book that is generously peppered with obscure Shakespearian references.

famously Brave New World), and on pacifist themes (e.g. Eyeless in Gaza). Huxley was strongly influenced by F. Matthias Alexander and included him as a character in Eyeless in Gaza. During World War I, he spent much of his time at Garsington Manor, home of Lady Ottoline Morrell. Later, in Crome Yellow ()File Size: 1MB.   "I had an embarrassingly good time poring through Brave New Words. It's more than a dictionary, it's a secret history of science fiction — and of the last 50 years of popular culture."—John Scalzi, author of Old Man's War "An excellent source for any library, the volume is highly accessible and a joy to read."—American Libraries4/4(1).


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