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The Resource Hollow Earth, John Kinsella

Hollow Earth, John Kinsella

Label
Hollow Earth
Title
Hollow Earth
Statement of responsibility
John Kinsella
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
ascinated by caves and digging holes since childhood, Manfred discovers a path through to another realm via a Neolithic copper mine at Mount Gabriel in Schull, Ireland. The world of Hollow Earth, while no Utopia, is a sophisticated civilisation. Its genderless inhabitants are respectful of their environment, religious and cultural differences are accommodated without engendering hate or suspicion, and grain, not missile silos are built. Yet Ari and Zest accompany Manfred back to the surface world. ‘Come with me and see my world.’ So begins an extraordinary adventure in which the three wander the Earth like Virgil’s Aeneas, Ari and Zest seeking re-entry to their own world. The Hollow Earthers are shocked at the cruelty and lies of the surface world, the dieback spreading through the forests. Yet they are seduced by the world’s temptations. Kinsella’s parable draws on a rich tradition of Hollow Earth literature and science fiction including Bradshaw’s The Goddess of Atvabar (1892). With strange beauty, its alluring trajectory vividly captures our 21st-century world in crisis. Like Manfred, we are often blindly complicit in the earth’s downfall. ‘Happiness is under our feet.’ sings the narrator in this passionate, layered and compelling new novel
Summary
Fascinated by caves and digging holes since childhood, Manfred discovers a path through to another realm via a Neolithic copper mine at Mount Gabriel in Schull, Ireland. The world of Hollow Earth, while no Utopia, is a sophisticated civilisation. Its genderless inhabitants are respectful of their environment, religious and cultural differences are accommodated without engendering hate or suspicion & grain not missile silos are built. Yet Ari and Zest accompany Manfred back to the surface world.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
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10801627
Cataloging source
YDX
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1963-
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Kinsella, John
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communities
  • Climatic changes
  • Nature
  • Utopias
  • Nature and civilization
Target audience
adult
Label
Hollow Earth, John Kinsella
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065970042
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9781925760279
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1111772862
Label
Hollow Earth, John Kinsella
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065970042
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9781925760279
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1111772862

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