Longer Views: Extended Essays

Backorder

Product Details

Price
$29.95
Publisher
Wesleyan University Press
Publish Date
Pages
384
Dimensions
6.02 X 8.99 X 1.04 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780819562937

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

Samuel R. Delany's many prizes include the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the William Whitehead Memorial Award for a lifetime's contribution to gay and lesbian literature. Wesleyan has published both his fiction and nonfiction, including Atlantis: three tales (1995), Silent Interviews: On Language, Race, Sex, Science Fiction, and Some Comics (1994), and Shorter Views: Queer Thoughts & the Politics of the Paraliterary. The press has also reissued his classic science fiction and fantasy novels Dhalgren (1996), Trouble on Triton (1996, originally published as Triton), The Einstein Intersection (1998) and the four-volume Return to Nevรจrรฟon series.

Reviews

"Longer Views is an intellectually adventurous book . . . Every page of every essay here rewards a second reading, and a third. Delany has a fearsomely stocked intellect, and a wider range of experience than most writers can even imagine . . . He is brilliant, driven, prolific."--The Nation

"In an environment increasingly hostile to intellectual probing, the vitality and versatility of Samuel R. Delany's sustained production are all the more remarkable. One of the major elements in the book's considerable achievement is Delany's taking up discourses and genres ordinarily considered remote from the science fiction in which he's made his distinguished name: music in general, opera, poetry and poetics. In this wonderfully polyglot volume, Delany 'interfaces' his previous oeuvre to these cultural codes, and to critical theory, for which he shows considerable acumen and achievement. A terrific book."--Henry Sussman

"One of science fiction's grand masters . . . Delany's elegant command of language and deep insight into other authors' works are delightful to behold."--Booklist

"Rare personal frankness and stunning erudition . . . Recommended for readers who enjoy the challenge of being led into remote regions of a gifted mind."--Library Journal

"Longer Views is an intellectually adventurous book . . . Every page of every essay here rewards a second reading, and a third. Delany has a fearsomely stocked intellect, and a wider range of experience than most writers can even imagine . . . He is brilliant, driven, prolific."--The Nation

"Texts that inspire his respect are treated with what might be called skeptical deference . . . in Longer Views, [Delany] proves he can . . . deconstruct a text from nose to tail until there is nothing left but the oink."--New York Times Book Review

s