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The Resource Octavia E. Butler, Gerry Canavan

Octavia E. Butler, Gerry Canavan

Label
Octavia E. Butler
Title
Octavia E. Butler
Statement of responsibility
Gerry Canavan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Gerry Canavan offers a critical and holistic consideration of Butler's career. Drawing on Butler's personal papers, Canavan tracks the false starts, abandoned drafts, tireless rewrites, and real-life obstacles that fed Butler's frustrations and launched her triumphs. Canavan departs from other studies to approach Butler first and foremost as a science fiction writer working within, responding to, and reacting against the genre's particular canon. The result is an illuminating study of how an essential SF figure shaped themes, unconventional ideas, and an unflagging creative urge into brilliant works of fiction." -- Publisher's description
Member of
Summary
Butler's life as an African American woman--an alien in American society and among science fiction writers--informed the powerful works that earned her an ardent readership and acclaim both inside and outside science fiction. Gerry Canavan offers a critical and holistic consideration of Butler's career
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10545479
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Canavan, Gerry
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Modern Masters of Science Fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Butler, Octavia E
  • Butler, Octavia E
  • Butler, Octavia E
  • American fiction
  • Science fiction
  • African American novelists
  • African American women authors
  • African American novelists
  • African American women authors
  • American fiction
  • Science fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Octavia E. Butler, Gerry Canavan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical resources (pages 187-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1794684
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xviii, 225 pages
Isbn
9780252082160
Lccn
2016950188
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780252082160
  • (OCoLC)946905406
Label
Octavia E. Butler, Gerry Canavan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical resources (pages 187-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1794684
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xviii, 225 pages
Isbn
9780252082160
Lccn
2016950188
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780252082160
  • (OCoLC)946905406

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