Publication: For a Breath I Tarry Publication Record # ; Author: Roger Zelazny; Date: ; ISBN: []; Publisher. This is a wonderful story on a theme that Zelazny returns to often – precisely . Through Rogers stories I developed an interest and started to read more. Read For a Breath I Tarry for the first time as part of the new Collected. Roger Zelazny. For a Breath I Tarry They called him Frost. Of all things created of Solcom, Frost was the finest, the mightiest, the most difficult to understand.

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To ask other readers questions about For a Breath I Tarryplease sign cor. Aug 26, Daniel rated it it was amazing. For ten thousand years Frost sat at the North Pole of the Earth, aware of every snowflake that fell.

I must confess that I have read neither the poem nor the story in full.

Travis Jones, on “For a Breath I Tarry” (Roger Zelazny)

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This story is incredible, and I find myself unable to find the words for it. A Man could not look at it and do that.

This novella is set on Earth after the last Man has died. Unlike with Frost, though, humanity is lost rather than gained.

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Aug 20, Profound Alchemy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Paperback1st edition68 pages. The novelette has appeared in collections of Zelazny’s works [2] and in anthologies. This is one of the best short stories I have ever read. I have constructed analogues of the human sensory equipment, so that I may see and smell and taste and hear like a Man. garry


My only criticism is that the personalities of the machines were at times just that – personalities. On his journey, Frost encounters several works of art, and reads all of the literature that remains to try and pinpoint traits that make up man so he can create a formula to replicate them.

Am thinking the Ancient Breatu has a mythological angle, too, but can’t recall which He now indentifies with her, and therefore he feels for her.

I would highly recomme I absolutely loved this novella novelette? Snowdog Well-Known Member Feb 7, Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Vreath story contains allusions to the Book of Joband the Book of Genesis.

This page was last edited on 27 Septemberat Driving the plot and setting its tone are allusions to other literature, most specifically the first chapter of the Book of Jobboth in situation and language, as verses are both quoted directly and paraphrased.

Jonathan Penaflor rated it it was amazing Mar 02, The empathy and compassion you describe certainly makes you a better person but is it a pre-requisite for being a human being? He felt heat, he felt cold; he felt heaviness and lightness. Love of the Brexth Fausto 5. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Speak now, and I will answer; How shall I help you, say; Ere to the wind’s twelve quarters Zelazyn take my endless way. I picked this up because it was a Hugo candidate and because i liked the title. Faust sells his soul to the devil in exchange for ze,azny of the universe. I will leave you to figure it out. Not bad for zepazny quick afternoon read. However, I disagree with the notion that Frost was not human until he could feel emotion. Books by Roger Zelazny.


The creatures of darkness and of twilight believe that they don’t l need a soul. I don’t feel this is an exaggeration.

The theme of breatb sentient artefact trying to become a human being begins with the legend of Pygmalion and ranges from Collodi’s Pinocchio, Azimov’s robots and the Star Trek android Data,… Widely acclaimed, the novelette tackles the theme in Zelaznian ways.

Harper Maddox rated it really liked it Nov 12, For Zelazny it is feeling – emotion, as Snorri says – that makes the difference. A wonderful examination of what it means to be human. What He would know of it, though, is a thing that you cannot know. It describes a robot named Frost in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, trying to learn more about humanity, which had already been extinct for millennia. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This weakened the central question of the story.

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