A Canticle for LeibowitzBook - 2006
Winner of the 1961 Hugo Award for Best Novel and widely considered one of the most accomplished, powerful, and enduring classics of modern speculative fiction, Walter M. Miller, Jr.'s A Canticle for Leibowitz is a true landmark of twentieth-century literature -- a chilling and still-provocative look at a post-apocalyptic future.
In a nightmarish ruined world slowly awakening to the light after sleeping in darkness, the infant rediscoveries of science are secretly nourished by cloistered monks dedicated to the study and preservation of the relics and writings of the blessed Saint Isaac Leibowitz. From here the story spans centuries of ignorance, violence, and barbarism, viewing through a sharp, satirical eye the relentless progression of a human race damned by its inherent humanness to recelebrate its grand foibles and repeat its grievous mistakes. Seriously funny, stunning, and tragic, eternally fresh, imaginative, and altogether remarkable, A Canticle for Leibowitz retains its ability to enthrall and amaze. It is now, as it always has been, a masterpiece.
From Library Staff
In the depths of the Utah desert, long after the Flame Deluge has scoured the earth clean, a monk of the Order of Saint Leibowitz has made a miraculous discovery: holy relics from the life of the great saint himself, including the blessed blueprint, the sacred shopping list, and the hallowed shri... Read More »
CRRL_CraigGraziano May 06, 2015
After nuclear devastation has ravaged the world, a group of monks attempt to hold on to the last vestiges of civilization.
CRRL_CraigGraziano Apr 04, 2017
After nuclear war, a group of monks attempt to hold on to the last vestiges of civilization. Walter M. Miller eloquently dissects the nature of mankind in a moving manner that is also surprisingly funny at times.
CRRL_CraigGraziano Jun 26, 2015
Walter M. Miller Jr. eloquently dissects the nature of mankind in a moving manner that is also surprisingly funny.
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