THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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William Gibson Literary Criticism

Neuromancer

An essay by Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr. which revolves around the observation that Gibson's SF language "simultaneously expresses a lyricism of estrangement, and an allegory of the present." The essay originally appeared in Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction.
An essay by Wendy Wahl of the University of Vermont which investigates the relationship between humans and machines, especially in regards to Gibson's novel, and how some of this subject's themes are anticipated in psychotherapy, with reference to Freud's famous case study of 'Dora'.

Count Zero

An essay by Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr. discussing this novel and its relationship to Gibson's Neuromancer.