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  • Author:
    Gene Wolfe
  • ISBN:
    0312890338
  • ISBN13:
    978-0312890339
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  • Publisher:
    Orb Books; Reprint edition (June 15, 1995)
  • Pages:
    272 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Science Fiction
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Peace is a psychological fantasy/ghost story novel by American writer Gene Wolfe, published in 1975.

Peace is a psychological fantasy/ghost story novel by American writer Gene Wolfe, published in 1975. It is the story of a man from a small Midwestern town in the early to mid-20th century, Alden Dennis Weer, who narrates various memories from different parts of his life, including his childhood, early adulthood, and middle to old age. Unlike a lot of Wolfe's work Peace is a standalone novel set in a somewhat contemporary time and place (as opposed to the future or an imaginary world).

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Originally published in 1975, Peace is a spellbinding, brilliant tour de force of the imagination. The melancholy memoir of Alden Dennis Weer.

Congratulations on your iracy of "Peace" by Gene Wolfe! We who have come before you hope you will be very, very satisfied with your purchase, and will come back to it for years to come! Before you enjoy your copy for the first (or second) time, here are some helpful tips: 1. Persevere through the first chapter.

Peace is Gene Wolfe's first full-length novel, a work that shows the genius that later flourished in such acclaimed works as The Fifth Head of Cerberus and The Book of The New Sun. The melancholy memoir of Alden Dennis Weer, an embittered old man living out his last days in a small midwestern town, the novel reveals a miraculous dimension as the narrative unfolds. For Weer's imagination has the power to obliterate time and reshape reality, transcending even death itself.

Gene Rodman Wolfe (May 7, 1931 – April 14, 2019) was an American science fiction and fantasy writer. He was noted for his dense, allusive prose as well as the strong influence of his Catholic faith. He was a prolific short-story writer and novelist and won many science fiction and fantasy literary awards. Wolfe is best known for his Book of the New Sun series (four volumes, 1980–1983), the first part of his "Solar Cycle".

Gene Wolfe's "Peace" is one of the strangest, yet most satisfying books I've read in a long time. PEACE is also an excellent introduction to Wolfe, for those daunted by THE BOOK OF THE NEW SUN. It's very hard to talk about the plot, except that it is largely a reflection of an old man on his life experiences. The book says so many things that almost overwhelm the reader, but I imagine looking back over a lifetime of experiences can be overwhelming. The only better introduction, in my opinion, is the equally touching and marvelous THE FIFTH HEAD OF CERBERUS, which may especially be preferable for long-time readers of science-fiction. All the World is a Relic.

Peace, Paperback by Wolfe, Gene, ISBN 0765334569, ISBN-13 9780765334565, Brand New, Free P&P in the UK Living out his final days in a small midwestern town, an embittered elderly man, Alden Dennis Weer.

Peace, Paperback by Wolfe, Gene, ISBN 0765334569, ISBN-13 9780765334565, Brand New, Free P&P in the UK Living out his final days in a small midwestern town, an embittered elderly man, Alden Dennis Weer, explores his unique imagination, which has the power to obliterate time and reshape reality. Read full description. Peace by Gene Wolfe (Paperback, 2012). Brand new: lowest price.

Gene Wolfe's Return to the Whorl is the third volume, after On Blue's Waters and In Green's Jungles, of his .

Gene Wolfe's Return to the Whorl is the third volume, after On Blue's Waters and In Green's Jungles, of his ambitious SF trilogy The Book of the Short Sun. Fantasy, Science Fiction.

Below you'll find a Gene Wolfe books list, including published and even unpublished works.

Any type of book or journal citing Gene Wolfe as a writer should appear on this. Below you'll find a Gene Wolfe books list, including published and even unpublished works. Any type of book or journal citing Gene Wolfe as a writer should appear on this list. The full bibliography of the author Gene Wolfe below includes book jacket images whenever possible.

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Mesmerizing sci-fi from the author the Denver Post calls "one of the literary giants of science fiction." The melancholy memoir of Alden Dennis Weer, an embittered old man living in a small midwestern town, reveals a miraculous dimension. For Weer's imagination has the power to obliterate time and reshape reality, transcending even death itself.

Gavirim
Peace is not a book for everyone. It is best left to experienced readers who are eager to look between the lines. Casual readers will be frustrated by this novel, as with much of Wolfe's work.

This book is a masterpiece deserving a place next to the works of Dickens, Hemingway, and Melville. Like other fine literature, it is a work which should be savored with multiple readings. Like many of Wolfe's works, Peace is a horror story in disguise. If you're not paying close attention, you may not notice the mystery haunting this book.

I can assure you that while much of the book may not seem to make sense at first, everything does add up. What appears random is not. The pieces of the puzzle are scattered across the various unfinished stories in the novel. One story's beginning must serve as another's end. Characters masquerade across different stories. If you give up, as some reviewers apparently have, you can always search the internet for answers to this book's many riddles.
Adaly
As with any Gene Wolfe novel, read it once and blow your mind. Then read it again, and this time proceed with caution, re-read the same chapter four times, set it down and ponder, take notes, consult your local librarian, and blow your mind again.
GawelleN
A dense, intricate, yet beautiful memoir of an old man recalling events from his youth and adulthood. Filled with interwoven, intersecting stories and stories within stories.

Maybe paranormal? Maybe science-fiction? Neil Gaiman in his afterword poses his own suggestions on the nature of the narrator. While his idea is entirely plausible, I have my own, much more mundane, theory.

Be warned, be aware, consider the first chapter to be a true (dare I say, deliberate?) test of dedication and focus. If you can make it through without completely losing track of what is going on, I think the rest of the book will go more easily for you.
Rocksmith
So wonderful to discover and old novel from a master. What a treat. I thoroughly enjoyed this book even though I could only get the gist of the concept from reading it the first time. If you like Wolfe's unreliable narrator style, you will love this book.
Nothing personal
A profoundly creepy book. No other piece of literature affected me quite like this one. I didn't sleep the night I finished it, my mind was so lost in attempting to unravel some of the mysteries. It's a very cerebral sort of horror. On the surface, nothing much has happened at all -- but the more you think about the story, the more you mull it over...

I think this is Wolfe's best novel and the epitome of his unreliable narrator device. I also think it could hold its own among the best novels of the 20th century and it really deserves a wider audience.

This book expanded my understanding of what a novel can do. I've never read anything else quite like it.
fightnight
Totally amazing book.....sucks you right in ...then spits you back out over and over again....I think I'll read this book again..immediately !! Or read some of his other books first then come back again...such a joy !!
Doktilar
Mind-bender, awesome!
You should be familiar with Gene Wolfe already, and if not this likely isn't the book for you. But if you are, this is a not often discussed but perfect example of Wolfe at his best.