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Longer Views by Samuel Delany


"Reading is a many-layered process-like writing," observes Samuel R. Delany, winner of the Willian 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.

Whether he is writing about the Star Wars trilogy, Robert Mapplethorpe's "Man in Polyester Suit," language poet Ron Silliman's major poetic series The Alphabet, James Thomson's Victorian danse macabre, The City of Dreadful Night, or the death of a homeless youngster from AIDS on the streets of New York, Delany combines a piercing and often fierce vision with a powerful honesty that beckons us to share in the perspective of these longer views.


Publisher (Year): Wesleyan University Press (1996)
Binding (ISBN): Trade paperback (0-8195-6293-9)
Cover Art: John DelGaizo

Condition: Very Good. Very light shelf-wear to edges and corners, close to 'Like New' status.

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