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Delany, Samuel R.

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ISBN 10: 0877959471 / ISBN 13: 9780877959472
Published by Arbor House., NY:, 1988
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HC in dust jacket. 1st Printing. Signed by Delany. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 18058

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Publisher: Arbor House., NY:

Publication Date: 1988

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st edition.

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The author, an influential science fiction writer, recounts his childhood the early years of his career, and his experiences as a homosexual

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After Delanyblack, gay and from Harlemplunged into a hasty marriage with young white poet Marilyn Hacker, he continued his sexually open lifestyle and had many partners, threesomes included. This self-indulgent, portentously titled hodgepodge of autobiographical snippets only sporadically reveals how the controversial themes of his bestselling science fiction (Dhalgren, etc.) emerged out of the tensions of his marriage, psyche and relations with society. Delany writes about his precocious talent, school days at the Bronx High School of Science, the Lower East Side arts scene and his friendship with W. H. Auden. The book's paragraphs and sections are numbered, divided and subdivided like a dissertation, but the detached style is at odds with the slender material. Fans of his SF will be disappointed.
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