Eurema`s Dam

Eurema`s Dam by Raphael Aloysius Lafferty

Purchased 77 times

See more Raphael Aloysius Lafferty



DOWNLOAD E-BOOK

Won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story in 1973.

13 pages, published in
Raphael Aloysius Lafferty

A book by Raphael Aloysius Lafferty

R.

A.

Lafferty (full name - Raphael Aloysius Lafferty / Raphael Aloysius Lafferty) was born on November 7, 1914 in Niola (Iowa, USA), in a family of immigrants from Ireland - Hugh David Lafferty (a broker specializing in oil contracts) and Julia Mary Burke (schoolteacher). It owes its name to the "timed" to his birth, the holiday of St.

Raphael. In 1920, the Lafferty family moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Raphael studied evening at the University of Tulsa and the International Correspondence School, worked for the Clark Electric Co., and a local newspaper. In 1942 he was drafted into the army, and four years later he was discharged with the rank of sergeant first class. Awarded the New Guinea Campaign Medal. He made his literary debut with the short story "Wagons", published in the New Mexico Quarterly Review, in 1959. Over the next forty years, two dozen novels and over two hundred stories by the author were published. All of Raphael`s work can be roughly divided into three groups: ...

Eurema`s Dam PDF

R. A. Lafferty (full name - Raphael Aloysius Lafferty / Raphael Aloysius Lafferty) was born on November 7, 1914 in Niola (Iowa, USA), in a family of immigrants from Ireland - Hugh David Lafferty (a broker specializing in oil contracts) and Julia Mary Burke (schoolteacher). It owes its name to the "timed" to his birth, the holiday of St. Raphael. In 1920, the Lafferty family moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Raphael studied evening at the University of Tulsa and the International Correspondence School, worked for the Clark Electric Co., and a local newspaper. In 1942 he was drafted into the army, and four years later he was discharged with the rank of sergeant first class. Awarded the New Guinea Campaign Medal. He made his literary debut with the short story "Wagons", published in the New Mexico Quarterly Review, in 1959. Over the next forty years, two dozen novels and over two hundred stories by the author were published. All of Raphael`s work can be roughly divided into three groups: novels about the journey of Jason and the Argonauts, dressed in an SF setting, and the Devil is Dead series, books focusing on the distant future of mankind (Past Master, Space Chantey, “The Annals of Klepsis” and several others), and stories revolving around the characters of the research “Institute For Impure Science”. As a rule, Lafferty`s works are recombinations of elements of Catholic mythology, traditional SF, fantasy and absurdity, and the plot often plays a secondary role, and the author`s refined style, symbolism, and semantic games come to the fore, which tends to scare away the bulk of potential readers, but attracts the attention of critics. According to Michael Swanwick, "If Lafferty hadn`t been there, we still wouldn`t have had the imagination to invent him." He died on March 18, 2002. From an obituary written by Neil Gaiman: “Without a doubt, Raphael Lafferty was an excellent writer of his own genre. He was a genius, an eccentric, a madman. His stories (which, for the most part, surpassed his own novels) are unprecedented. If one can try to compare Raphael with any author, then, perhaps, only with a more bizarre version of Flann O`Brien, however, such comparisons are meaningless - there is only one Lafferty in the world. The first collection of stories by Raphael "Nine Hundred Grandmothers" is still on sale - I recommend that you start your acquaintance with the author with it. Funny, wise and weird - his stories are unique. One sentence and you already know who you are reading. Lafferty never really fit into the SF, fantasy, or horror genres, although he won a Hugo Award and a World Fantasy Award. It was a genre of its own and its stories are tales with a touch of Ireland, heaven, distant stars, and Tulsa, unlike the works of any other author. " Taken from the site http://fantlab.ru