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Canopus in Argos: Archives The Sirian Experiments the Report By Ambien II, of the Five

Lessing, Doris

Published by Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 1980
ISBN 10: 0394512316 / ISBN 13: 9780394512310
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Title: Canopus in Argos: Archives The Sirian ...

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, NY

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition


288 very clean and tight pages. Jacket protected in Gaylord acid free clear plastic cover. Ambien II has lived for centuries with the serene conviction that her Empire, Sirius, is the crown of the galaxy. Not price clipped. Bookseller Inventory # 003078

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Synopsis: The third in Doris Lessing's visionary novel cycle "Canopus in Argos: Archives". It is a mix of fable, futuristic fantasy and pseudo-documentary accounts of 20th-century history.

From the Publisher: 'The story Ambien tells is a panorama of the posibilities of civilisation and barbarism, ranging from a matriarchal version of Atlantis to the Aztec cult of human sacrifice. Doris Lessing's interests are strictly terrestrial an the figures from outer space are there to serve as tellers of an earthly tale providing a new, sometimes startling, perspective on earthly affairs and a largeless of vision beyond the horizon of the conventional novel.' - Robert Alter, New York Times

'One of our greatest contemporary writers...Doris Lessing has invented a new cosmology to look at the world in new way: she is attempting to tackle nothing less than all human life on Earth.' - Financial Times

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