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The Resource The dream-quest of Vellitt Boe, Kij Johnson

The dream-quest of Vellitt Boe, Kij Johnson

Label
The dream-quest of Vellitt Boe
Title
The dream-quest of Vellitt Boe
Statement of responsibility
Kij Johnson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Kij Johnson's haunting novella The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe is both a commentary on a classic H.P. Lovecraft tale and a profound reflection on a woman's life. Vellitt's quest to find a former student who may be the only person who can save her community takes her through a world governed by a seemingly arbitrary dream logic in which she occasionally glimpses an underlying but mysterious order, a world ruled by capricious gods and populated by the creatures of dreams and nightmares. Those familiar with Lovecraft's work will travel through a fantasy landscape infused with Lovecraftian images viewed from another perspective, but even readers unfamiliar with his work will be enthralled by Vellitt's quest. A remarkable accomplishment that repays rereading
Summary
Professor Vellitt Boe teaches at the prestigious Ulthar Women’s College. When one of her most gifted students elopes with a dreamer from the waking world, Vellitt must retrieve her. But the journey sends her on a quest across the Dreamlands and into her own mysterious past, where some secrets were never meant to surface
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10528786
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Kij
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • College teachers
  • College teachers
  • FICTION / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
  • FICTION / Fantasy / General
Target audience
adult
Label
The dream-quest of Vellitt Boe, Kij Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
ocn948336295
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
169 pages
Isbn
9780765391414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)948336295
Label
The dream-quest of Vellitt Boe, Kij Johnson
Publication
Copyright
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
ocn948336295
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
169 pages
Isbn
9780765391414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)948336295

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