Shorter Views: Queer Thoughts & the Politics of the Paraliterary
DescriptionIn Shorter Views, Hugo and Nebula award-winning author Samuel R. Delany brings his remarkable intellectual powers to bear on a wide range of topics. Whether he is exploring the deeply felt issues of identity, race, and sexuality, untangling the intricacies of literary theory, or the writing process itself, Delany is one of the most lucid and insightful writers of our time. These essays cluster around topics related to queer theory on the one hand, and on the other, questions concerning the paraliterary genres: science fiction, pornography, comics, and more. Readers new to Delany's work will find this collection of shorter pieces an especially good introduction, while those already familiar with his writing will appreciate having these essays between two covers for the first time.
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About the Author
"Delany always seems to be everywhere at once. At one moment writing some of the most fulfilling prose ever achieved by an American speculative fiction writer, at another tackling the most knotty theoretical issues within deconstruction, and at yet another producing frank, hot, outrageously delectable essays on his life as a New Yorker, a gay man, and a Black American. Delany's newest collection, Shorter Views, gives one perhaps the clearest sense of how all these aspects of Delany's work operate both with and against one another."--Robert F. Reid-Pharr, Johns Hopkins University
"This important collection demonstrates [Delany's] passion and intelligence, and his dedication to pursuing difficult questions about writing, theory, teaching and sexuality."--Publishers Weekly
"A daringly original mind at work."--Library Journal