In memory of Denis Dutton, 1944-2010, founder of Cybereditions and so much else besides.
CYBEREDITIONS publishes quality non-fiction books as ebooks online or as print-on-demand paperbacks available through bookshops or online suppliers, including Barnes&Noble and Amazon. As an independent publisher, we specialise in academic works or new editions of out-of-print works updated with new introductions, supplementary chapters and revised bibliographies. We welcome submissions by authors (more information on that here).
Our book list covers a broad range of disciplines, including literary criticism, social anthropology and biographical analysis, but always provides quality, thought-provoking material.
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What connects stuttering, fatherhood, filicide and homoerotic desire?
Melville's Gay Father and the Knot of Filicidal Desire: On Men and Their Demons is a broad-ranging literary study starting with Herman Melville's Billy Budd, wherein lecturer Myron C. Tuman teases out the bonds between a series of fathers and their mostly inarticulate sons. From Joseph Conrad to Vladimir Nabokov, from Giambattista Vico to Sigmund Freud, Tuman canvasses the knotted tales of innocent children in the hands of a filicidal protector.
What do Star Wars and Lord of the Rings tell us of our mythic past and our attitude to modern technology?
John David Ebert's Celluloid Heroes and Mechanical Dragons, a wide-ranging study of films produced since the late 1960s which consciously embody mythic themes and address the problem of man's relation to modern technology. Ebert gives detailed analyses of seven kinds of cinematic responses to this problem, exhibited in films such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Videodrome, The Lord of the Rings, Solaris, Alien, Star Wars, and A.I. In addition he offers a highly original and thought-provoking account of the way such visionary films serve not only to highlight man’s predicament vis-à-vis modern technology, but also to “miniaturize” ancient cosmologies as a way of preserving the past in the form of modern folklore.
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