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Angela Woodward's new book with Ravenna, End of the Fire Cult (following The Human Mind), examines culture and change, while also telling the story of the waning days of a modern marriage...... A sample: Three years ago my husband gave me two-thirds of an exceptionally beautiful and sacred mountain. I disputed whether he owned it in the first place, but I accepted through ...more
Paperback, 1st edition, 103 pages
Published 2010 by Ravenna Press
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Ron
Sep 04, 2013 rated it liked it
Evocative and beguiling and unlike anything I've ever read, End of the Fire Cult explores themes about culture and loss that go far deeper than the ostensible theme of a marriage softly imploding (filtered through imagined countries facing an external threat).

Woodward seems to present a critique drawn from feminism and deep ecology that would not be out of place in the modern anarchist philosophy that is drawn from anthropology. Marmol is adaptive and flexible, while Belgrave is rigid and coerc
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John Madera
Jan 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Thoroughly enjoyed Angela Woodward's End of the Fire Cult, a vital, feminist intervention in "world-building" fantasy, where the very construction is countered by the hero's disintegrating marriage, with its innumerable power plays, a subversive allegory of colonialism, the book's central themes in conversation with Renee Gladman's Ravicka series, Kelly Link and Amber Sparks's fabulist fictions, and Robert Coover's THE UNIVERSAL BASEBALL ASSOCIATION, INC., J. HENRY WAUGH, PROP.
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