Longer Views: Extended Essays

University Press of New England, 1996 - 342 Seiten
"Reading is a many-layered process - like writing," observes Samuel R. Delany, winner of the William Whitehead Memorial Award for a Lifetime Contribution to Gay and Lesbian Literature. These five long essays ask the reader to read and respond in new and exciting ways: Antonin Artaud, Richard Wagner, Donna Haraway, and Hart Crane are the dramaturges, thinkers, and poets among whose works Delany mounts his extended interrogations.

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When Delaney is writing about literature he loves, he's fascinating. His philosophy is trite ("About every fragment of reality, an infinite number of different statements can be made. For every ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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To this unusual cluster of five long, eccentric essays, science fiction writer and comparative literature professor Delany brings a rare personal frankness and stunning erudition. Intellectual ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Über den Autor (1996)

Samuel R. Delany Jr. was born in Harlem, New York on April 1, 1942. He is a science fiction and short story writer. His first novel, The Jewels of Aptor, was published in 1962. He has written more than 20 novels and collections of short stories, memoirs, and critical essays. He has received numerous awards including the Nebula Award for best novel for Babel-17 in 1966 and The Einstein Intersection in 1967, the Nebula Award for best short story for Aye, and Gomorrah and Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones, the Hugo Award for best short story for Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones in 1970 and for his non-fiction book, The Motion of Light in Water, and the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement in Gay Literature in 1993. He is as a professor in the department of English at the University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York.

Ken James was born in 1947. He is a former secondary school teacher. He is a history writer and has written over 30 publications. He is the co-author with Pam Baragwanath of These Walls Speak Volumes: A History of Mechanics' Institutes in Victoria. It won the top prize at the 2016 Victorian Community History Awards (VCHA) for their self-published book.

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