IniciGrupsConversesMésTendències
Cerca al lloc
Aquest lloc utilitza galetes per a oferir els nostres serveis, millorar el desenvolupament, per a anàlisis i (si no has iniciat la sessió) per a publicitat. Utilitzant LibraryThing acceptes que has llegit i entès els nostres Termes de servei i política de privacitat. L'ús que facis del lloc i dels seus serveis està subjecte a aquestes polítiques i termes.
Hide this

Resultats de Google Books

Clica una miniatura per anar a Google Books.

S'està carregant…

The Beast that Shouted Love at the Heart of the World (1969)

de Harlan Ellison

Altres autors: Mira la secció altres autors.

Sèrie: Oeuvres/Harlan Ellison (3)

MembresRessenyesPopularitatValoració mitjanaMencions
7191123,998 (3.85)5
Fifteen masterpieces of speculative short fiction, including Hugo and Nebula Award-winning stories from the acclaimed author of Shatterday.   "These are not stories that should be forgotten; and some of you are about to read them for the first time . . . I envy you." --Neil Gaiman, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of American Gods, from his Foreword   In a post-apocalyptic future, fifteen-year-old Vic wanders the wasteland with Blood, his genetically-altered telepathic dog, in a struggle for survival against violent marauders, deadly radioactive insects, and an underground community desperate to restore the human race in the Hugo Award-nominated and Nebula Award-winning novella, "A Boy and His Dog,"--the basis of the cult classic film.   An intergalactic conspiracy infects the minds of the most powerful politicians in the Republican Party--and only one jolly old elf can save them in "Santa Claus vs. S.P.I.D.E.R."   And in the Hugo Award-winning title story, disparate threads of violence, conflict, and conversation weave an intricate tapestry across worlds and times in an experimental tour-de-force of the imagination.   This groundbreaking collection brings together some of Harlan Ellison's most innovative and intriguing stories, frightening and funny visions of human nature that can only come from the peerless Grand Master of Science Fiction.   "One of the great living American short story writers." --The Washington Post   Includes: "The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World," "Along the Scenic Route," "Phoenix," "Asleep: With Still Hands," "Santa Claus vs. S.P.I.D.E.R.," "Try a Dull Knife," "The Pitll Pawob Division," "The Place With No Name," "White on White," "Run For the Stars," "Are You Listening?," "S.R.O.," "Worlds to Kill," "Shattered Like a Glass Goblin," "A Boy and His Dog"… (més)
S'està carregant…

Apunta't a LibraryThing per saber si aquest llibre et pot agradar.

No hi ha cap discussió a Converses sobre aquesta obra.

» Mira també 5 mencions

Es mostren 1-5 de 11 (següent | mostra-les totes)
This review is only for Ellison's titular story itself

Like I'm guessing most people reading this in the 21st century, I picked up "The Beast that Shouted Love at the Heart of the World" because it’s also the name of the final episode of Neon Genesis Evangelion. NGE actually manages to one-up the title but adding in a double entendre: “love (ai)” being written in katakana is likely a play on the “love (ai)” and the English “I”. But what does a late-60s short story have to do with the realization of the Human Instrumentality Project?

The story is short, maybe a ten-minute read, though the non-sequential, semi-fantastical writing style demands very close attention from the reader. The story hops erratically, moving between a maniacal spree killer in Baltimore, a seven-headed dragon “on the mauve level”, the meeting of Pope Leo I and Attila the Hun, to the extra-temporal, extra-spatial Concord and Crosswhen. Nothing about the plot is spelled out, at best, it involves “the act of a beast who would condemn the sixty races of the center to a future in which insanity still prevailed”. It may involve the physical embodiment of evil, though I’m unsure of my own interpretation.

If you’re reading this as an Eva fan, the most obvious connection are repeated references to “fields”, which are at least nominally reminiscent of the Absolute Terror Fields. The Beast describes them, cryptically: “the force-line field spewed out from a parallax center crosswhen, a field that had pulsed through time and space and the minds of men for twice ten thousand years.” That may be a linguistic false friend, however, as the fields seem to behave (again if Wikipedia and I are interpreting the story correctly) more like a catalyst of madness than as a shield to the soul.

Once could make a few more uneasy comparisons - the entwining of monstrous acts with feelings of love certainly plays out again and again and again in the Ikari family - but I’d probably advice against a Kabbalistic reading of it. The name may have been chosen as a bit of artistic flourish by Anno - the finale of the tragically-underloved Gunbuster similarly borrows a title from Asimov’s The End of Eternity - and it works as a fairly literal episode title for Evangelion, regardless.

An interesting and discomforting read. Not quite sure if I enjoyed reading it, but I’m glad that I did. ( )
  pvoberstein | Dec 14, 2020 |
Here's an odd thing. Shattered Like a Glass Goblin and Along the Sceneic Route aren't in the edition I own (UK paperback). ( )
  SFF1928-1973 | Aug 10, 2019 |
Science Fiction, and it includes one of his best known stories, “A Boy and His Dog.” I always meant to see that movie but never did. This collection is extremely good, I’m a fan of Harlan Ellison, no doubt. Nice one. ( )
  solitaryfossil | Aug 11, 2017 |
The Basics

A collection of speculative fiction by the one-and-only Harlan Ellison. Many of the stories here, including the title tale, were award winners. Should make for a strong outing. Does it?

My Thoughts

This was a somewhat strong collection. The title story sets the pace with some very strange, almost impenetrable imagery and Ellison spinning some of his best poetry among prose. “Shattered Like a Glass Goblin” has a good bit of that, too, so if you love the title story (it’s so much easier to say that than to type it over and over, much as it’s a unique title that I love), you’ll love that one, too.

Among my favorites here are “Along the Scenic Route”, which I’ve seen a lot of people mention. It was quirky, funny, exciting, and saying all that, it has the recipe to be a great movie if someone were so inclined. “The Pitll Pawob Division” was short and very amusing, made all the more punchy for its quickness. “S.R.O.” has a wonderful twist that’s parts both funny and chilling. And I have to mention “Run for the Stars” as a wonderfully paced action/science-fiction story that forces you on with white knuckles.

But there’s a downside. I hate that there is, because so many of these stories are so strong. “Santa Claus vs. S.P.I.D.E.R.” is not only made up of cheesy humor that relies on mocking the spy genre as it was at the time and seems very outdated now, it’s final punchline is a rape joke. The story wasn’t very compelling up to that point, and upon reaching said point I was actively pissed.

Possibly the most controversial thing I’ll say in this review is that “A Boy and His Dog” is the most misogynistic, ugly waste of paper I’ve ever read. The girl’s personality changed to suit whatever mood Ellison wanted her to be in, going from being the love of Vic’s life to expendable because she was shrill at the drop of a hat. And should I even get into the way sex is handled in this story? I understand that a culture with a lowered population of women is going to be skewed about sex, but things get even more problematic than that.

So it lost a star. My rule is when a book is a collection, I rate it based on a ratio. Good stories to bad. So obviously, the good far outweighs the bad. It’s worth your time save two stories. And those stories? I’d skip them.

Final Rating

4/5 ( )
1 vota Nickidemus | Sep 18, 2014 |
This contains (among other wonders) the title story, "The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World," and one that will stay with you for a long, long time. "A Boy and Hist Dog" was later made into a movie starring a (then unknown, and very young) Don Johnson. Well done, by the way.

A boy loves his dog. ( )
  Lyndatrue | Dec 5, 2013 |
Es mostren 1-5 de 11 (següent | mostra-les totes)
Sense ressenyes | afegeix-hi una ressenya

» Afegeix-hi altres autors (3 possibles)

Nom de l'autorCàrrecTipus d'autorObra?Estat
Harlan Ellisonautor primaritotes les edicionscalculat
Dillon, DianeAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Dillon, LeoAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat

Pertany a aquestes sèries

Pertany a aquestes col·leccions editorials

Has d'iniciar sessió per poder modificar les dades del coneixement compartit.
Si et cal més ajuda, mira la pàgina d'ajuda del coneixement compartit.
Títol normalitzat
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Títol original
Títols alternatius
Data original de publicació
Gent/Personatges
Llocs importants
Esdeveniments importants
Pel·lícules relacionades
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Premis i honors
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Epígraf
Dedicatòria
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
This one, with love for MISS EUSONA PARKER, who refuses to believe she is not my mother and for AHBHU, who refuses to believe I am not his mother.
Primeres paraules
Citacions
Darreres paraules
Nota de desambiguació
Editor de l'editorial
Creadors de notes promocionals a la coberta
Llengua original
CDD/SMD canònics
LCC canònic

Referències a aquesta obra en fonts externes.

Wikipedia en anglès

No n'hi ha cap

Fifteen masterpieces of speculative short fiction, including Hugo and Nebula Award-winning stories from the acclaimed author of Shatterday.   "These are not stories that should be forgotten; and some of you are about to read them for the first time . . . I envy you." --Neil Gaiman, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of American Gods, from his Foreword   In a post-apocalyptic future, fifteen-year-old Vic wanders the wasteland with Blood, his genetically-altered telepathic dog, in a struggle for survival against violent marauders, deadly radioactive insects, and an underground community desperate to restore the human race in the Hugo Award-nominated and Nebula Award-winning novella, "A Boy and His Dog,"--the basis of the cult classic film.   An intergalactic conspiracy infects the minds of the most powerful politicians in the Republican Party--and only one jolly old elf can save them in "Santa Claus vs. S.P.I.D.E.R."   And in the Hugo Award-winning title story, disparate threads of violence, conflict, and conversation weave an intricate tapestry across worlds and times in an experimental tour-de-force of the imagination.   This groundbreaking collection brings together some of Harlan Ellison's most innovative and intriguing stories, frightening and funny visions of human nature that can only come from the peerless Grand Master of Science Fiction.   "One of the great living American short story writers." --The Washington Post   Includes: "The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World," "Along the Scenic Route," "Phoenix," "Asleep: With Still Hands," "Santa Claus vs. S.P.I.D.E.R.," "Try a Dull Knife," "The Pitll Pawob Division," "The Place With No Name," "White on White," "Run For the Stars," "Are You Listening?," "S.R.O.," "Worlds to Kill," "Shattered Like a Glass Goblin," "A Boy and His Dog"

No s'han trobat descripcions de biblioteca.

Descripció del llibre
Sumari haiku

Cobertes populars

Dreceres

Valoració

Mitjana: (3.85)
0.5
1
1.5
2 6
2.5 2
3 21
3.5 10
4 39
4.5 2
5 24

Ets tu?

Fes-te Autor del LibraryThing.

 

Quant a | Contacte | LibraryThing.com | Privadesa/Condicions | Ajuda/PMF | Blog | Botiga | APIs | TinyCat | Biblioteques llegades | Crítics Matiners | Coneixement comú | 162,403,044 llibres! | Barra superior: Sempre visible