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

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

by Samuel R. Delany, Matthew Cheney

NOOK Book(eBook)

$12.99 $21.99 Save 41% Current price is $12.99, Original price is $21.99. You Save 41%.
View All Available Formats & Editions

Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
WANT A NOOK?  Explore Now

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780819574206
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication date: 08/01/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

SAMUEL R. DELANY is an acclaimed novelist and critic who teaches English and creative writing at Temple University and lives in New York City. He is the author of works of criticism, fiction, and science fiction, most recently his SF novel Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders. In 2013 he was named the 31st Damon Knight Memorial Foundation Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. MATTHEW CHENEY is a columnist for Strange Horizons and writes regularly for his weblog, The Mumpsimus.

Table of Contents

The American Shore, An Author’s Introduction
A Road along the Shore: An Introduction to The American Shore, by Matthew Cheney
The Pretext
The Refused Text
The Context
The Diffused Text
Auctorial Interfaces
The Textual Object
A Privileged Chronicity
Problematic Texts
Originary Assumptions

What People are Saying About This

Louis Chude-Sokei

“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.”

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews