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Dhalgren - Samuel R. Delany
Dhalgren
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A young man arrives in the anarchic city of Bellona, in a near future USA. This world has two moons but could otherwise be our own. The man, known only as 'the Kid', begins to write a novel called Dhalgren that begins where it ends. Dhalgren is about the possibilites of fiction and about the... show more
A young man arrives in the anarchic city of Bellona, in a near future USA. This world has two moons but could otherwise be our own. The man, known only as 'the Kid', begins to write a novel called Dhalgren that begins where it ends. Dhalgren is about the possibilites of fiction and about the special demands and pleasures of youth culture.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780553136128 (0553136127)
Publisher: Bantam Books
Edition language: English
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
3.0 Pollyanna Principles: "Dhalgren" by Samuel L. Delany
“Really? Samuel Delany has written "unreadable garbage"? Would you care to share with us the precise nature of the stories or novels which qualify as such, or have you not, as I strongly suspect, actually read any of his work? I presume this is the same Samuel Delany who has been a professor of Engl...
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
2.5 Dhalgren / Samuel Delaney
A mysterious disaster has stricken the midwestern American city of Bellona, and its aftereffects are disturbing: a city block burns down and is intact a week later; clouds cover the sky for weeks, then part to reveal two moons; a week passes for one person when only a day passes for another. The cat...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
3.0 Delaney's Dhalgren
While Delaney is a science-fiction writer, this is not really a science fiction book. It is magical realism if it is anything and the book is profoundly experimental. It doesn't have a plot that you can summarize, but essentially a person known only as The Kid arrives in a city in which a disaster...
Melody Murray's Books
Melody Murray's Books rated it
1.0 Dhalgren
I tried to read this when I was a sci-fi hungry adolescent. I failed miserably. Whether it was the fault of the messy structure of the book or lack of effort on my part is lost in the mists of time.
Helen, the Hermit
Helen, the Hermit rated it
3.0 Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany
I'm not quite sure how I feel about this book. I'm quite sure, though, that it could have benefited from an editor. Even considering purposefully distorted narrative and intentional errors in first-person, there is still too much. The amount of typos due to author self-editing a huge amount of tex...
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