Fiction. PHALLOS is the tale of a tale, recounting the pursuit of mystic knowledge throughout the Mediterranean world in the reign of the emperor Hadrian. Filled with wit and erudition - and deeply homoerotic - this is a Lacanian riddle to delight and intrigue the growing number of admirers of Delany's more recent fiction, Hogg (1995), and The Mad Man (1996). Delany is a novelist, critic, and professor of English at Temple University and has also written an award-winning autobiography, The Motion of Light in Water (1988).
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The beginning of this book almost made me hate it.I hate the title-less genre 'fiction disguised as essay'. It plain and simple bores me to death.It did so in House of Leaves, where I spent most of the story waiting for a story to begin, waddling through someones notes.Thankfully, this was kept to a minimum here, and once I got beyond the footnotes at the beginning it was a quick and enjoyable read.Though it took me a moment to finally 'get it', when I did I noticed that this was indeed very masterful Meta-fiction.