In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. It dates from 1986, although only one of the stories was published for the first time in this collection; the others, including the title novella, had been previously published at various points between 1971 and 1980. The eponymous wall traverses this typical landscape, hugely and blankly. When Saxton returned to publishing novels in the 1980s, titles like The Travails of Jane Saint 1980; exp as coll vt The Travails of Jane Saint and Other Stories 1986 and The Consciousness Machine; Jane Saint and the Backlash: The Further Travails of Jane Saint coll 1989 clearly demonstrated the fundamental continuity of her vision. Very slight foxing to end pages.
Her earlier short stories from 1966 to 1985, which tend to a slantwise but pointed lightness of touch, have mostly been assembled in The Power of Time coll 1985. New readers will be amazed at Jane Saint's new bizarre adventures on her journey through the sticky Quagmire of patriarchal ideas,and those whe followed her in earlier travails will be delighted to meet up again with Mr Rochester the cat, the loyal demon Zip and Agatha Hardcastle the witch of Hepstonhall. United Kingdom: Women's Press Ltd,The. First written as The Hieros Gamos of Sam An Smith which was then published as The Consciousness Machine in 1968 by Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. It is both abstract and crushingly physical.
Bookseller: , Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom The Women's Press Ltd. Carefully packaged and posted within 48 hours from our wee bookshop in Scotland. Bookseller: , Victoria, Australia London England: The Womans Press Sci -fi, 1989. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. First two pages to corner clipped. Illustrated card cover with black and gray coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the backstrip.
It dates from 1986, although only one of the stories was published for the first time in this collection; the others, including the title novella, had been previously published at various points between 1971 and 1980. Please refer to accompanying picture s. Perhaps even more clearly than before, these later books are governed by a sense of the constraints binding women to mundane, male-ordained reality — a sense that goes far to explain the wildness of Saxton's protagonists and the lungeing movements of her prose. The first, set in a seemingly infinite , describes the stripping away of its protagonist's material obsessions; in the second, seven are caught in to yet another landscape, until they sort themselves into a kind of unity. Like new; no internal markings; has only lost its Brand New shine. The other stories are much shorter. The book is funny, distressed and acute.
Each of these books presents narratives whose outcomes are more readable as allegories of their protagonists' moral fates than of any physical journey, though the image of what might be called the bollixed quest is central to her work. The title novella tells of the adventures of revolutionary leader Jane Saint as she travels through an alternate dimension or astral plane, seeking to find a way to make a fundamental change to the natures of men and women which will allow humanity to move towards a more equal society. Encyclopedia of Fantasy Entries by category: Entry: Saxton, Josephine Date: June 1997 Category: Author Word count: 482 Google full-text search This digital version of the Encyclopedia of Fantasy 1997 edited by John Clute and John Grant was prepared by David Langford in 1999 and placed online in October 2012. Please note the disclaimer at the foot of almost every entry. Stored in sealed plastic protection. Definitely worth a read if you happen across a copy. These journeys are described — often in some detail, as in Vector for Seven — in a register of perilous ambivalence, half , half mutable and frustrating external world.
Her most recent book, Gardening Down a Rabbit Hole 1996 , which sounds like fantasy, is actually a nonfiction memoir about her gardening experiences. She moves through a shifting and often symbolic landscape, helped variously by an alchemist and his wife, a philosophical talking dog, a griffin-demon hybrid creature, Joan of Arc, and her own daughters; her adventures are absurdist and surreal and told with a great deal of subtle wit and humour. Quite different, and not sf but including some horror , is Little Tours of Hell: Tall Tales of Food and Holidays coll 1986. We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. Bookseller: , Illinois, United States The Women's Press, London, 1989.
Previous owners name to the top right-hand corner of the free front end paper. Set in the future, the heroine Jane Saint, sets out to shake the political apathy that she is feeling to save the gains that feminism had created. The Travails of Jane Saint and Jane Saint and the Backlash are two interlinked short novels; the 1986 and 1989 volumes contain extra material in the form of short stories. . Bookseller: , United Kingdom London England: The Womans Press Sci -fi, 1989. We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences.
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