El Estoque

BOOK : “A Canticle for Leibowitz” explores fragility of the modern world


Bryan Wang

October 23, 2012

“A Canticle for Leibowitz,” by Walter M. Miller (published 1959), was heavily influenced by the Cold War and Miller’s own World War 2 experiences. Living in a society reeling from conflict and in constant fear of nuclear annihilation, Miller channels its chaos into “Canticle,” where a full...