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A Canticle for Leibowitz | Study Guide

Walter M. Miller, Jr.

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Overview

Author

Walter M. Miller, Jr.

Year Published

1959

Type

Novel

Genre

Dystopian, Science Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

A third-person omniscient narrator tells the story.

Tense

The novel is narrated in the past tense.

About the Title

Most of the novel is set in and around a monastery named in honor of Isaac Edward Leibowitz, a long-dead engineer and survivor of a nuclear war. Members of the abbey hope Leibowitz will be canonized. A hymn of praise asking for God's mercy that forms part of a church service, which refers to the canticle in the novel, also contains a code word for the atomic bomb.

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