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Book Information: Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons

Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons (1974) [Collection]
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Summary :

Wampeters - An object around which the lives of otherwise unrelated people revolve, e.g., The Holy Grail.

Foma - Harmless, comforting untruths, e.g., "Prosperity is just around the corner."

Granfalloons - A proud and meaningless association of human beings, e.g., The Veterans of Future Wars.

Contents:

  • Preface
  • Science Fiction
  • Brief Encounters on the Inland Waterway
  • Hello, Star Vega
  • Teaching the Unteachable
  • Yes, We Have No Nirvanas
  • Fortitude
  • ”There’s a Maniac Loose Out There”
  • Excelsior! We’re Going to the Moon! Excelsior!
  • Address to the American Physical Society
  • Good Missiles, Good Manners, Good Night
  • Why They Read Hesse
  • Oversexed in Indianapolis
  • The Mysterious Madame Blavatsky
  • Biafra: A People Betrayed
  • Address to Graduating Class at Bennington College, 1970
  • Torture and Blubber
  • Address to the National Institute of Arts and Letters, 1971
  • Reflections on My Own Death
  • In a Manner That Must Shame God Himself
  • Thinking Unthinkable, Speaking Unspeakable
  • Address at Rededication of Wheaton College Library, 1973
  • Invite Rita Rait to America
  • Address to P.E.N. Conference in Stockholm, 1973
  • A Political Disease
  • Playboy Interview

Original title: Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionScience Fiction


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