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Winged Being: Thoughts on Jack Vance and…

Winged Being: Thoughts on Jack Vance and Patient Explanations of the…

by Paul Rhoads

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30 essays, which originally appeared in Cosmopolis and Exant (the electronic monthly project magazines of the Vance Integral Edition) between 2000 and 2006, rewritten for this book in 2009:  

The Science in Vance’s Fiction; 
What Kind of Artist is Jack Vance?; 
Amaranths, Hormagaunts and Seishanee; 
Sinister Old Men in Institute Black; 
The Pulpish Plot; 
Style and the Spenglerian Atmosphere; 
The Mecca of Scientism; 
The Cadwal Chronicles; 
Anti-Paul Auster; 
Jane Austen and Jack Vance; 
Locus Review Reviewed; 
Rlaru, Lurulu and the Grand Tournament At Mornune; 
Capitalist and Fascists, Citizens And Slaves; 
The Roots of Variety; 
Thomas Sowell’s Cosmic Regret; 
The Purple Magic of Sigmund Freud; 
Thoughts on Throy; 
Is Jack Vance Anti-christian?; 
Myth and a Vancian Anatomy of the New Culture; 
The Plot of Blue World; 
Between Heaven and Earth; 
How to Praise Lurulu; 
Beyond Democratic Art; 
The Aesthetics and Ideology of The Domains of Koryphon; 
Some Theoretical Aspects of The Domains of Koryphon; 
Marxist Money; 
The Situation of Infinity and The Eliatic Illusion; 
Archetypes of the Peripatetic Scamp; 
The Inner Darkness of the Winged Being; 
The Plain of Standing Stones.
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