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ISBN-10: 0819567183
ISBN-13: 9780819567185
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publish Date: 08/01/2014
Dimensions: 8.90" L, 5.90" W, 0.80" H

The American Shore: Meditations on a Tale of Science Fiction by Thomas M. Disch–Angouleme

Other: Matthew Cheney

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A keystone text in literary theory and science fiction

The American Shore: Meditations on a Tale of Science Fiction by Thomas M. Disch–Angouleme was first published in 1978 to the intense interest of science fiction readers and the growing community of SF scholars. Recalling Nabokov’s commentary on Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin, Roland Barthes’ commentary on Balzac’s Sarazine, and Grabinier’s reading of The Heart of Hamlet, this book-length essay helped prove the genre worthy of serious investigation. The American Shore is the third in a series of influential critical works by Samuel R. Delany, beginning with The Jewel-Hinged Jaw and Starboard Wine, first published in the late seventies and reissued over the last five years by Wesleyan University Press, which helped win Delany a Pilgrim Award for Science Fiction Scholarship from the Science Fiction Research Association of America. This edition includes the author’s corrected text as well as a new introduction by Delany scholar Matthew Cheney.

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The American Shore is an important offering in the history of science fiction criticism, rich with Delany's poetic skills and insight as a tremendous, formidable reader. It is a one of a kind book, really, and very clearly attempts a genre of its own.–Louis Chude-Sokei, University of Washington
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ISBN-10: 0819567183
ISBN-13: 9780819567185
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publish Date: 08/01/2014
Dimensions: 8.90" L, 5.90" W, 0.80" H
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