R.A. Lafferty





R.A. Lafferty

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born
in Neola, Iowa, The United States
November 07, 1914

died
March 18, 2002

gender
male

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Raphael Aloysius Lafferty, published under the name R.A. Lafferty, was an American science fiction and fantasy writer known for his original use of language, metaphor, and narrative structure, as well as for his etymological wit. He also wrote a set of four autobiographical novels, a history book, and a number of novels that could be loosely called historical fiction.


Average rating: 4.01 · 12,241 ratings · 644 reviews · 209 distinct works · Similar authors
Nine Hundred Grandmothers
4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 319 ratings — published 1970 — 14 editions
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Past Master
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 305 ratings — published 1968 — 12 editions
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Fourth Mansions
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 143 ratings — published 1972 — 5 editions
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Okla Hannali
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 1972 — 3 editions
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The Devil Is Dead
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 78 ratings — published 1971 — 5 editions
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The Reefs of Earth
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 83 ratings — published 1968 — 4 editions
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Strange Doings
4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 1973 — 3 editions
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Does Anyone Else Have Somet...
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 61 ratings — published 1974 — 3 editions
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Arrive at Easterwine: The A...
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 1971 — 5 editions
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Space Chantey
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 1968 — 3 editions
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The Coscuin Chronicles (2 books)
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“Christopher couldn't recall what day it was; he certainly didn't know what hour it was. It was a gray day, but there was no dullness in that gray. It was shimmering pearl-gray, of a color bounced back by shimmering water and shimmering air. It was a crimson-edged day, like a gray squirrel shot and bleeding redly from the inside and around the edges. Yes, there was the pleasant touch of death on things, gushing death and gushing life.”
R.A. Lafferty, Ringing Changes

“Creo plenamente en la santa pobreza, pero aseguro que la miseria es como la bebida; un poco resulta estimulante y constructiva; demasiado es denigrante y horrible.”
R.A. Lafferty, Past Master

“Es la muerte del demonio, buen Tomás. Al demonio hay que darle muerte cada día, dondequiera que se encuentre. Si un día
fallamos, nuestras horas estarán llegando a su fin.”
R.A. Lafferty, Past Master

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