Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany audiobook

Dhalgren

By Samuel R. Delany
Directed by Claire Bloom and Cassandra de Cuir
Read by Stefan Rudnicki

Skyboat Media 9780553148619
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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 that rivals the best American fiction of the 1970s. 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—a poet, lover, and adventurer—known only as the Kid. Tackling questions of race, gender, and sexuality, Dhalgren is a literary marvel and a groundbreaking work of American magical realism.

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Summary

Summary

Nominated for the 1975 Nebula Award

In Dhalgren, perhaps one of the most profound and bestselling science fiction novels of all time, Samuel R. Delany has produced a novel that rivals the best American fiction of the 1970s.

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—a poet, lover, and adventurer—known only as the Kid.

Tackling questions of race, gender, and sexuality, Dhalgren is a literary marvel and a groundbreaking work of American magical realism.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Some dystopian novels take their cue from the breakdown of an existing social order; others focus on the conflict between two incompatible worldviews and the devastation that they leave in their wake. In the case of Dhalgren, it’s reality itself that seems to have fractured and the narrative along with it. As he tells the story of a wanderer arriving in an isolated city, Delany uses a host of experimental prose techniques to leave the reader as shaken as his characters…His innovative approach to writing meshes perfectly with the disorienting tale, establishing a masterpiece along the way.” Vulture.com
“One of the greatest novels of twentieth-century American literature.” Amazon.com
“A multilayered plot that will be right at home with today’s audiences.” Library Journal

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Reviews

by Saneshka 9/21/2018
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Best narration for one of the most complex novels of all times

I'm glad that my first exposure to this strange and scary novel was in form of Stefan Rudnicki's deliberate soulful reading. This is how Delany - after Babel-17 and this book - will forever sound in my head, and I'm grateful for this. This is one of the best ways possible to get to know this novel.
by Mark 11/23/2017
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Dhalgren Read Right

I've been sharing this book since I bought the Frederik Pohl selection paperback through the leatherbound signed hardcover reprint and never enjoyed it as fully as listening to this version. 29 CDs. A lot of driving made pleasant. Thank you!

Author

Author Bio: Samuel R. Delany

Author Bio: Samuel R. Delany

Samuel R. Delany, winner of multiple Nebula and Hugo awards, is an acclaimed writer of speculative fiction. In 2002, he was inducted by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame. In 2010, he was awarded the third J. Lloyd Eaton Lifetime Achievement Award in Science Fiction from the academic Eaton Science Fiction Conference. The Science Fiction Writers of America named him its thirtieth Grand Master in 2013. For his lifetime contribution to lesbian and gay literature, he was awarded the Bill Whitehead Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 34.53
Audience: Adult
Language: English