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Giles Goat-Boy
''Giles Goat-Boy'' (1966) is the fourth novel by American writer John Barth John Simmons Barth (; born May 27, 1930) is an American writer who is best known for his postmodern literature, postmodern and metafictional fiction. His most highly regarded and influential works were published in the 1960s, and include The Sot .... It is a metafictional comic novel in which the universe is portrayed as a university campus in an elaborate allegory of both the hero's journey In narratology and comparative mythology, the hero's journey, or the monomyth, is the common template of stories that involve a hero who goes on an adventure, is victorious in a Climax (narrative), decisive crisis, and Nostos, comes home chang ... and the Cold War The Cold War is a term commonly used to refer to a period of Geopolitics, geopolitical tension between the United States and the Soviet Union and their respective allies, the Western Bloc and the Eastern Bloc. The term ''Cold war (term), co ...
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John Barth
John Simmons Barth (; born May 27, 1930) is an American writer who is best known for his postmodern literature, postmodern and metafictional fiction. His most highly regarded and influential works were published in the 1960s, and include The Sot-Weed Factor (novel), ''The Sot-Weed Factor'', a satirical retelling of Maryland, Maryland's colonial history, and ''Lost in the Funhouse'', a self-referential and experimental collection of short stories. Though Barth's work has been controversial among critics and readers, he was co-recipient of the National Book Award in 1973 for his novel Chimera (Barth novel), ''Chimera'' with John Edward Williams, John Williams for ''Augustus (Williams novel), Augustus''. Despite Barth's influence on postmodern literature in America, his influence and publicity have decreased since his novels were published. Life John Barth, called "Jack", was born in Cambridge, Maryland. He has an older brother, Bill, and a twin sister Jill. In 1947 he graduated fro ...
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John Clute
John Frederick Clute (born 12 September 1940) is a Canadians, Canadian-born author and critic specializing in science fiction and fantasy literature who has lived in both England and the United States since 1969. He has been described as "an integral part of science fiction's history"Davis, MattheJohn Clute: Yakfests of the Empyrean, ''Strange Horizons,'' 18 September 2006. and "perhaps the foremost reader-critic of sf in our time, and one of the best the genre has ever known." He was one of eight people who founded the English magazine ''Interzone (magazine), Interzone'' in 1982 (the others included Malcolm Edwards, Colin Greenland, Roz Kaveney, and David Pringle). Clute's articles on speculative fiction have appeared in various publications since the 1960s. He is a co-editor of ''The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction'' (with Peter Nicholls (writer), Peter Nicholls) and of ''The Encyclopedia of Fantasy'' (with John Grant (science fiction writer), John Grant), as well as the author ...
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Plato
Plato ( ; grc-gre, wikt:Πλάτων, Πλάτων ; 428/427 or 424/423 – 348/347 BC) was a Greeks, Greek philosopher born in Athens during the Classical Greece, Classical period in Ancient Greece. He founded the Platonist school of thought and the Platonic Academy, Academy, the first institution of higher learning on the European continent. Along with his teacher, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, Plato is a central figure in the history of philosophy, history of Ancient Greek philosophy and the Western philosophy, Western and Middle Eastern philosophies descended from it. He has also shaped religion and spirituality. The so-called neoplatonism of his interpreter Plotinus greatly influenced both Neoplatonism and Christianity, Christianity (through Church Fathers such as Augustine) and Islamic philosophy (through e.g. Al-Farabi). In modern times, Friedrich Nietzsche diagnosed Western culture as growing in the shadow of Plato (famously calling Christianity "Platonism f ...
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