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In Dhalgren," " perhaps one of the most profound and bestselling science fiction novels of all time, Samuel R. Delany has produced a novel "to stand with the best American fiction of the 1970s" (Jonathan Lethem). Bellona is a city at the dead center of the United States. Something has happened there . The population has fled. Madmen and criminals wander the streets. Strange portents appear in the cloud-covered sky. And into this disaster zone comes a young man poet, lover, and adventurer known only as the Kid. Tackling questions of race, gender, and sexuality, Dhalgren is a literary marvel and groundbreaking work of American magical realism."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 802 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 38.1mm | 544.31g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Vintage Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0375706682
  • 9780375706684
  • 121,594

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"A Joycean tour de force of a novel, Dhalgren stake[s] a better claim than anything published in the country in the last quarter-century (excepting only Gass s Omensetter s Luck and Nabokov s Pale Fire) to a permanent place as one of the enduring monuments of our national literature." "The Libertarian Review""show more

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In Dhalgren," perhaps one of the most profound and bestselling science fiction novels of all time, Samuel R. Delany has produced a novel "to stand with the best American fiction of the 1970s" (Jonathan Lethem). Bellona is a city at the dead center of the United States. Something has happened there.... The population has fled. Madmen and criminals wander the streets. Strange portents appear in the cloud-covered sky. And into this disaster zone comes a young man-poet, lover, and adventurer-known only as the Kid. Tackling questions of race, gender, and sexuality, Dhalgren is a literary marvel and groundbreaking work of American magical realism.show more

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"A Joycean tour de force of a novel, Dhalgren ...stake[s] a better claim than anything published in the country in the last quarter-century (excepting only Gass's Omensetter's Luck and Nabokov's Pale Fire ) to a permanent place as one of the enduring monuments of our national literature."- The Libertarian Reviewshow more