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  •  Listen to it: (3+ / 0-)
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    nuthangerfarm, high uintas, jjohnjj

    A very good rendition of the very good book.


    "Daddy, every time a bell rings, a Randian Libertaria­n picks up his Pan Am tickets for the Libertaria­n Paradise of West Dakota!"

    by unclebucky on Sun Jul 21, 2013 at 07:25:05 PM PDT

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    •  Agree. The NPR radio adaption is a dramatization (1+ / 0-)
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      produced in 1981 with a talented cast, stereo recording and mixing, sound-effects and incidental music.

      It's one of the finest works of radio drama ever broadcast.

      "Canticle" was published in 1959 within a year of "On the Beach" and a slew of other works inspired by a decade of above-ground nuclear testing.

      But author Walter Miller said that it was his participation in the aerial bombing of Monte Cassino during WWII that inspired the work. In "Canticle", a remote monastery in the American Southwest serves as the reliquary of civilization, just as in Europe's "Dark Ages".

      Miller's depiction of humanity's slow, agonizing return to civilization from barbarism over many centuries following a global nuclear war remains unmatched.

      “It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing
      he was never reasoned into” - Jonathan Swift

      by jjohnjj on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 10:10:37 AM PDT

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