Octavia E. Butler: A Literary Companion (McFarland Literary Companion #21) (Paperback)

Octavia E. Butler: A Literary Companion (McFarland Literary Companion #21) By Mary Ellen Snodgrass Cover Image
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Slow to rise in the literary world, Octavia Estelle Butler cultivated musings on earth's future, reaching massive critical acclaim in the process. This companion will complement book club discussions and classroom lessons for the closest possible readings of Butler's science fiction and her texts on racism and pollution. A maven of speculative fiction so prescient that it hovers between tocsin and prophecy, Butler survives through her print stories, essays, novels and musings on individualism and compromise. This book guides the reader on a variety of Butler pieces, from her most obscure titles to her historical entries and pieces that speculate upon science, metaphysics, linguistics, psychology, writing and religion. The text serves as a guide through the depths of Octavia Butler's works and reinforces the reasons for which her name so often appears on reading lists for higher learning.

About the Author

Mary Ellen Snodgrass is an award-winning author of English and Latin textbooks and reference works for 35 years. She taught at Hickory High School and Lenoir Rhyne University in North Carolina for 23 years. Her writing focuses on women's and world literature and history and general research topics, including epidemics, the history of money, clothing, food, and dance. She lives in Hickory, North Carolina.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781476688756
ISBN-10: 1476688753
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: December 19th, 2022
Pages: 295
Language: English
Series: McFarland Literary Companion