Dhalgren - Samuel Delany

Is Dhalgren even sci-fi or just an epic ode to American fringe society? Pure intimacy rendered as a city that has apocalyptically emptied to the point where few can be total strangers? An overwhelmingly sensual catalogue of physical and mental gestures, captured in the strangest, smallest details? A world marked by double moons, hologram-sporting gangs, and - more than anything - free time? A haven for artistic freedom or a trap built more for stagnation than for flourishing? Dhalgren is absolutely all of these and much more. As an introduction to Samuel Delany - one of the most idiosyncratic literary minds of the late twentieth century, in and out of science fiction - you could do worse than starting with this, his magnum opus, which is by turns as outré as it is tender and as dense as it is hyper-lucid. Even if you never finish it, Dhalgren and the relationships within will be there to color your world for a long time to come.

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ISBN: 9780375706684
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Published: Vintage - May 15th, 2001