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Conversations with Samuel R. Delany (Literary Conversations)

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A key figure in modern science fiction and fantasy, Samuel R. Delany (b. 1942) is also one of the most acclaimed figures in contemporary literary theory and gay/lesbian literature. As a gay African American writer, Delany's cerebral, experimental prose crosses lines of genre, gender, sexuality, and class. Several of his works--Dhalgren, The Einstein Intersection, Babel-17, Stars in My Pocket like Grains of Sand, and the Nevéryon quartet are considered landmarks of "new wave" science fiction. His essays and critical works approach a wide variety of subjects from a perspective that is both resolutely philosophical and deeply provocative.

Conversations with Samuel R. Delany collects interviews with the writer from 1980 to 2007. Delany considers the interview an especially fruitful form for the generation of ideas, and he has made it an integral part of his own work. In fact, two of his critical works are collections of interviews and correspondence. He insists that all interviews with him be written correspondence so that he is allowed the time and space to deliberate on each response. As a result, the conversations presented here are as rigorously constructed, elusive, and intellectually stimulating as his essays.

Synopsis:

Interviews with the author of Dhalgren; Babel-17; Stars in My Pocket like Grains of Sand; the Nevéryon cycle; and Times Square Red, Times Square Blue

About the Author

Carl Freedman is professor of English at Louisiana State University and the author of Critical Theory and Science Fiction; The Incomplete Projects: Marxism, Modernity, and the Politics of Culture; and George Orwell: A Study in Ideology and Literary Form. He is also the editor of Conversations with Isaac Asimov (published by University Press of Mississippi).

Product Details

ISBN:
9781604732788
Author:
Delany, Samuel R.
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Editor:
Freedman, Carl
Author:
Freedman, Carl
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
American - African American
Subject:
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Subject:
Gay & Lesbian
Subject:
Literature; Science Fiction; Biography; African American Studies
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Literary Conversations
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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