Dhalgren

Dhalgren

eBook - 2014
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In Bellona, reality has come unglued, and a mad civilization takes root A young half–Native American known as the Kid has hitchhiked from Mexico to the midwestern city Bellona—only something is wrong there . . . In Bellona, the shattered city, a nameless cataclysm has left reality unhinged. Into this desperate metropolis steps the Kid, his fist wrapped in razor-sharp knives, to write, to love, to wound. So begins Dhalgren , Samuel R. Delany’s masterwork, which in 1975 opened a new door for what science fiction could mean. A labyrinth of a novel, it raises questions about race, sexuality, identity, and art, but gives no easy answers, in a city that reshapes itself with each step you take . . . This ebook features an illustrated biography of Samuel R. Delany including rare images from his early career.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media, 2014
ISBN: 9781480461680
1480461687
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (801 pages)

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For many science fiction readers, Dhalgren stands like a monolith in the distance, part of the essential mythos of the genre but often impenetrable because of its bewildering narrative style. If you make it through, prepare to be rewarded as Delany explores race, sex and gender in this essential ... Read More »


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Pole_Justice
Sep 08, 2017

Words defy me. The gorgeous psyche! The red of the deep sea reflecting off that; an orchid growing through the red,, -- this book.

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