Orals List #3 – Samuel R. Delany: Race, Sexuality and the Paraliterary

Samuel R. Delany: Race, Sexuality and the Paraliterary 

Selected Primary Works


Babel-17 (1966)

“Aye, and Gomorrah…” (1967)

“The Star-Pit” (1967)

The Einstein Intersection (1967)

Equinox (formerly Tides of Lust) (1973)

Dhalgren (1975)

Trouble on Triton (formerly Triton) (1976)

Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand (1984)

“The Tale of Plagues and Carnivals” in Flight from Nevèrÿon (1985)

The Mad Man (1994)

Hogg (1995)

Atlantis: Three Tales (1995)

Dark Reflections (2006)

Memoirs and Non-Fiction

Heavenly Breakfast: An Essay on the Winter of Love (1979)

The Motion of Light in Water: Sex and Science Fiction Writing in the East Village (1988)

Silent Interviews: On Language, Race, Sex, Science Fiction, and Some Comics (1994)

Longer Views: Extended Essays (1996)

Times Square Red, Times Square Blue (1999)

Bread and Wine: An Erotic Tale of New York (1999)

Shorter Views: Queer Thoughts and the Politics of the Paraliterary (1999)

1984: Selected Letters (2000)

About Writing: Seven Essays, Four Letters and Five Interviews (2006)

“Some Queer Notions About Race.” Brandt, Eric, ed. Dangerous Liaisons: Blacks, Gays, and the Struggle for Equality. New York: The New Press, 1999

Steiner, K. Leslie.  “Samuel R. Delany.” http://www.pseudopodium.org/repress/KLeslieSteiner-SamuelRDelany.html

Secondary Criticism  

Ash of Stars: On the Writing of Samuel R. Delany. Ed. James Sallis.  Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1996.  [Significant individual essays from this collection are listed separately]

Bravard, Robert S. and Michael W. Peplow. Samuel R. Delany: A Primary and Secondary Bibliography, 1962-1979.  Boston: G.K. Hall, 1980.

Davis, Ray.  “Delany’s Dirt.” Ash of Stars: On the Writing of Samuel R. Delany. Ed. James Sallis.  Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1996.

Dubey, Madhu.  Signs and Cities: Black Literary Postmodernism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.

Fox, Robert.  Conscientious Sorcerers:  The Black Postmodernist Fiction of Leroi Jones/Amiri Baraka, Ishmael Reed and Samuel R. Delany.  Greenwood Press, 1987.

Freedman, Carl. Critical Theory and Science Fiction.  Hanover: Wesleyan University Press, 2000.

James, Kenneth R.  “Introduction.” 1984: Selected Letters.  By Samuel R. Delany.  Rutherford: Voyant Publishing, 2000.

Posnock, Ross. Color & Culture: Black Writers and the Making of the Modern Intellectual. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1998.

Reid-Pharr, Robert F.  “Disseminating Heterotopia.” African-American Review. Volume 28, Issue 3 (Autumn, 1994), 347-357.

Shaviro, Steven.  Connected, Or What It Means to Live in the Network Society. University of Minnesota Press, 2003.

The Review of Contemporary Fiction: Edmund White/Samuel Delany. Vol. XVI, no. 3, 1996.

Tucker, Jeffrey.  A Sense of Wonder: Samuel R. Delany, Race, Identity and Difference.  Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 2004.

Woodehouse, Reed.  Unlimited Embrace: A Canon of Gay Fiction, 1945-1995. University of Massachusetts Press, 1998.

Theoretical and Historical Background

Chauncey, George.  Gay New York: Gender Urban Culture and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940. New York: Basic Books, 1994.

Foucault, Michel.  The History of Sexuality: Volume 1. New York: Random House, 1978.

Foucault, Michel.  Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison.  New York: Random House, 1977.

Marx, Karl.  Capital: Volume 1: A Critique of Political Economy.  1867.

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