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Tales of Neveryeon / Edition 1
     

Tales of Neveryeon / Edition 1

by Samuel R. Delany
 

ISBN-10: 081956270X

ISBN-13: 9780819562708

Pub. Date: 11/29/1993

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

In his four-volume series Return to Nevèrÿon, Hugo and Nebula award-winner Samuel R. Delany appropriated the conceits of sword-and-sorcery fantasy to explore his characteristic themes of language, power, gender, and the nature of civilization. Wesleyan University Press has reissued the long-unavailable Nevèrÿonvolumes in trade paperback.

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In his four-volume series Return to Nevèrÿon, Hugo and Nebula award-winner Samuel R. Delany appropriated the conceits of sword-and-sorcery fantasy to explore his characteristic themes of language, power, gender, and the nature of civilization. Wesleyan University Press has reissued the long-unavailable Nevèrÿonvolumes in trade paperback.

The eleven stories, novellas, and novels in Return to Nevèrÿon's four volumes chronicle a long-ago land on civilization's brink, perhaps in Asia or Africa, or even on the Mediterranean. Taken slave in childhood, Gorgik gains his freedom, leads a slave revolt, and becomes a minister of state, finally abolishing slavery. Ironically, however, he is sexually aroused by the iron slave collars of servitude. Does this contaminate his mission -- or intensify it? Presumably elaborated from an ancient text of unknown geographical origin, the stories are sunk in translators' and commentators' introductions and appendices, forming a richly comic frame.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819562708
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
11/29/1993
Series:
Return to Neveryon Series
Edition description:
Return to Neveryon, Book 1
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
639,219
Product dimensions:
5.37(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

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