American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Erikson, Erik Homburger 1902-1994. German-born American psychoanalyst who proposed that people acquire mature psychosexual traits by overcoming a series of personal crises. His works include Childhood and Society (1950).
“I've told my friend the Malazan fan about this since i note that Erikson is putting in a story, too.”
“Although Erik Erikson is rightfully credited with the first widely recognized theory of lifespan development, focusing on the psychological tasks of different phases of life, Vaillant and then Daniel Levinson expanded this view, noting that substantive growth and adaptation occur throughout the life cycle.”
“I enjoyed them so much (Malazan Book of the Fallen by Erikson is my favourite series of all time) that when Subterranean Press released Limited Hardcover Editions of each I had to have them as well (and they are gorgeous versions).”
“I'll say that the Moorcock comparisons become more obvious to me the deeper into the series I get, and that I think Steven Erikson is a fair comparison too (though I've only read a little Erikson).”
“The assault on Y'Ghatan itself was one of the best moments in the book and it reflected a bit of brilliance that Erikson is capable of creating; I felt very little of this towards the end of the book where the big finale was supposed to happen.”
“Erikson's style clearly shows competence, skill and experience, not to mention a rich vocabulary (well, to be perfectly honest, it almost feels like Erikson is showing it off a bit in the beginning, using as many unusual words as possible, and as a non-native speaker, I had some problems with that – but it is a small gripe that can be easily ignored by reading the meaning of the words out of the context).”
“Erikson is a genius epic fantasy writer, but alas, the series is beginning to show first signs of jadedness.”
“Yes it should; but I'm more happy about the fact that Erikson is going to slow down the pace of his writing which will hopefully result in tighter writing ...”
“The reviews vary by a fair margin and all of them are worthy to read -- Erikson is known to deliver thematically, stylistically and in terms of content rich and multilayered works -- since the individual reviews oftend tend to brush against a previously unencountered aspect of the book.”
“You get the feeling that, while there are stories to tell, they aren't hiding out under every rock, as in Erikson's Malazan novels.”
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