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Return to Neveryon

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ISBN : 0575119276
Pages : 291 pages
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Download Free Return to Neveryon PDF by Samuel R. Delany Full Book and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-07-25 with total page 291 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this chronicle of a long-ago land on civilization's brink, Gorgik the Liberator's campaign to end slavery has been successful. But in the novel and two novellas comprising this fourth, final, and eponymous volume in Delany's series, slavery is both a political memory and a sado-masochistic sexual fantasy... The Game of Time and Pain: In this novel, stopping in a deserted castle for the night, Gorgik reflected on his campaign to a barbarian boy. The Tale of Rumor and Desire: From the gutters of port Kohari to the mountain gorge of Neveryon, the novella gives a moving account of the life of a Neveryon bandit and outlaw in the time of Gorgik the Liberator. The Tale of Gorgik: With this story of Gorgik's youth, we begin our real return to Neveryon...


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Tales of Neveryon

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ISBN : 0575119233
Pages : 335 pages
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Download Free Tales of Neveryon PDF by Samuel R. Delany Full Book and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-06-18 with total page 335 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Five inter-connected stories set in a mythical past focus on the experiences of the slave Gorgik and deal with aspects of the beginning of civilization. Contents: "The Tale of Gorgik" "The Tale of Old Venn" "The Tale of Small Sarg" "The Tale of Potters and Dragons" "The Tale of Dragons and Dreamers."


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Flight from Neveryon

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ISBN : 0575119268
Pages : 480 pages
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Download Free Flight from Neveryon PDF by Samuel R. Delany Full Book and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-09-29 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Silent, upon a peak in Nevèrÿon. The enchanted land of Nevèrÿon is the most fascinating fantasy empire ever mapped by a modern word-enchanter - a realm of nameless terror and sensuous delights beyond the feeble imaginings of mortal men and women. Now Nevèrÿon's wildest desires and darkest dreams collide with the drear realities of our own blighted world as the gossamer boundaries between the real and the fantastic, truth and falsehood being to break down. And the world we know (or think we know) is revealed to us as if for the first time.


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Love and Money

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ISBN : 1000339815
Pages : 154 pages
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Download Free Love and Money PDF by Michael Tratner Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-02-25 with total page 154 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When people speak about love and money, they usually are referring to a conflict: love distorted by the desire for money. Such statements imply that love has a distinct form before economics interferes, but this book aims to show that such a view simplifies what is going on, because people have always been deeply shaped by everything in the social order, including economics. So when people say that money is distorting love, what they are really saying is that the current relationship of love and economics is different from an earlier relationship. This book seeks then to demonstrate the intertwining of the discourses of love and money over a long history by focusing on moments when parallel conceptions appear in economic theories and love stories. The two discourses intersect because both seek to define qualities and behaviors of human beings which are most valuable and hence most desirable. Similar descriptions of valuable behaviors appear at roughly the same time in economic theories of how to acquire wealth and literary stories of how to find ideal lovers. By tracking mutual expressions of desire, value, and acquisition in economics and love stories, this book argues for the ubiquity of the intertwining of these discourses, while exploring shifts in conceptions of value. It focuses on four eras when economic and romantic conceptions of what is most desirable were actively changing in English discourses: the early modern 17th century, the Victorian 19th, the modernist 20th, and the postmodern present.


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A Sense of Wonder

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ISBN : 9780819566898
Pages : 366 pages
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Download Free A Sense of Wonder PDF by Jeffrey A. Tucker Full Book and published by Wesleyan University Press. This book was released on 2004-07-26 with total page 366 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Samuel R. Delany is one of today's most interesting writers. 'A Sense of Wonder' shows how Delany's works participate in African American cultural traditions.


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ISBN : 9781617033506
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Exploring the Limits of the Human through Science Fiction

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ISBN : 1137330791
Pages : 238 pages
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Download Free Exploring the Limits of the Human through Science Fiction PDF by Gerald Alva Miller Jr. Full Book and published by Springer. This book was released on 2012-12-04 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Through its engagement with different kinds of texts, Exploring the Limits of the Human through Science Fiction represents a new way of approaching both science fiction and critical theory, and its uses both to question what it means to be human in digital era.


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The Subject of Race in American Science Fiction

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ISBN : 1135864586
Pages : 237 pages
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Download Free The Subject of Race in American Science Fiction PDF by Sharon DeGraw Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2006-12-19 with total page 237 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While the connections between science fiction and race have largely been neglected by scholars, racial identity is a key element of the subjectivity constructed in American SF. In his Mars series, Edgar Rice Burroughs primarily supported essentialist constructions of racial identity, but also included a few elements of racial egalitarianism. Writing in the 1930s, George S. Schuyler revised Burroughs' normative SF triangle of white author, white audience, and white protagonist and promoted an individualistic, highly variable concept of race instead. While both Burroughs and Schuyler wrote SF focusing on racial identity, the largely separate genres of science fiction and African American literature prevented the similarities between the two authors from being adequately acknowledged and explored. Beginning in the 1960s, Samuel R. Delany more fully joined SF and African American literature. Delany expands on Schuyler's racial constructionist approach to identity, including gender and sexuality in addition to race. Critically intertwining the genres of SF and African American literature allows a critique of the racism in the science fiction and a more accurate and positive portrayal of the scientific connections in the African American literature. Connecting the popular fiction of Burroughs, the controversial career of Schuyler, and the postmodern texts of Delany illuminates a gradual change from a stable, essentialist construction of racial identity at the turn of the century to the variable, social construction of poststructuralist subjectivity today.


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The Columbia Guide to Contemporary African American Fiction

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ISBN : 0231124724
Pages : 277 pages
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Download Free The Columbia Guide to Contemporary African American Fiction PDF by Darryl Dickson-Carr Full Book and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2005-12-06 with total page 277 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In both the literal and metaphorical senses, it seemed as if 1970s America was running out of gas. The decade not only witnessed long lines at gas stations but a citizenry that had grown weary and disillusioned. High unemployment, runaway inflation, and the energy crisis, caused in part by U.S. dependence on Arab oil, characterized an increasingly bleak economic situation. As Edward D. Berkowitz demonstrates, the end of the postwar economic boom, Watergate, and defeat in Vietnam led to an unraveling of the national consensus. During the decade, ideas about the United States, how it should be governed, and how its economy should be managed changed dramatically. Berkowitz argues that the postwar faith in sweeping social programs and a global U.S. mission was replaced by a more skeptical attitude about government's ability to positively affect society. From Woody Allen to Watergate, from the decline of the steel industry to the rise of Bill Gates, and from Saturday Night Fever to the Sunday morning fervor of evangelical preachers, Berkowitz captures the history, tone, and spirit of the seventies. He explores the decade's major political events and movements, including the rise and fall of détente, congressional reform, changes in healthcare policies, and the hostage crisis in Iran. The seventies also gave birth to several social movements and the "rights revolution," in which women, gays and lesbians, and people with disabilities all successfully fought for greater legal and social recognition. At the same time, reaction to these social movements as well as the issue of abortion introduced a new facet into American political life-the rise of powerful, politically conservative religious organizations and activists. Berkowitz also considers important shifts in American popular culture, recounting the creative renaissance in American film as well as the birth of the Hollywood blockbuster. He discusses how television programs such as All in the Family and Charlie's Angels offered Americans both a reflection of and an escape from the problems gripping the country.


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Criticism of Religion

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ISBN : 9047429907
Pages : 308 pages
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Download Free Criticism of Religion PDF by Roland Boer Full Book and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2009-06-24 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Criticism of Religion asks why and how some of the leading Marxist critics deal with the question of religion and theology. It offers a spirited critical commentary on the work of Lucien Goldmann, Fredric Jameson, Rosa Luxemburg, Karl Kautsky, Julia Kristeva, Alain Badiou, Giorgio Agamben, Georg Lukács, and Raymond Williams


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Phantasmal Media

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Publisher : MIT Press
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ISBN : 0262019337
Pages : 441 pages
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Download Free Phantasmal Media PDF by D. Fox Harrell Full Book and published by MIT Press. This book was released on 2013-11-08 with total page 441 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An argument that great expressive power of computational media arises from the construction of phantasms—blends of cultural ideas and sensory imagination. In Phantasmal Media, D. Fox Harrell considers the expressive power of computational media. He argues, forcefully and persuasively, that the great expressive potential of computational media comes from the ability to construct and reveal phantasms—blends of cultural ideas and sensory imagination. These ubiquitous and often-unseen phantasms—cognitive phenomena that include sense of self, metaphors, social categories, narrative, and poetic thinking—influence almost all our everyday experiences. Harrell offers an approach for understanding and designing computational systems that have the power to evoke these phantasms, paying special attention to the exposure of oppressive phantasms and the creation of empowering ones. He argues for the importance of cultural content, diverse worldviews, and social values in computing. The expressive power of phantasms is not purely aesthetic, he contends; phantasmal media can express and construct the types of meaning central to the human condition. Harrell discusses, among other topics, the phantasm as an orienting perspective for developers; expressive epistemologies, or data structures based on subjective human worldviews; morphic semiotics (building on the computer scientist Joseph Goguen's theory of algebraic semiotics); cultural phantasms that influence consensus and reveal other perspectives; computing systems based on cultural models; interaction and expression; and the ways that real-world information is mapped onto, and instantiated by, computational data structures. The concept of phantasmal media, Harrell argues, offers new possibilities for using the computer to understand and improve the human condition through the human capacity to imagine.


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Modernist Crisis and the Pedagogy of Form

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ISBN : 1501355929
Pages : 216 pages
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Download Free Modernist Crisis and the Pedagogy of Form PDF by Matthew Cheney Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2020-01-23 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What is the role of the author in times of crisis? Modernist Crisis and the Pedagogy of Form examines how Virginia Woolf, Samuel R. Delany, and J. M. Coetzee developed literary strategies in common to cope with crisis periods they were anticipating, living through, or looking back on. Matthew Cheney outlines how the three writers shaped their art to create an author/audience relationship congruent with the goals of critical pedagogy espoused by such thinkers as Paulo Freire and bell hooks. Seeking to stimulate ethical thought, Woolf, Delany, and Coetzee required their readers to be active interpreters of their texts' forms, contents, and contexts. By pushing against fiction's fictionality, these writers of very different backgrounds, geographies, privileges, situations, tastes, and styles discovered complex ways to address the world wars in England, the AIDS crisis in New York, and apartheid in South Africa, going so far as to question the value of fiction itself.


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Cowboy Politics

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ISBN : 1498549489
Pages : 412 pages
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Tales of Neveryeon

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ISBN : 0819572438
Pages : 265 pages
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Download Free Tales of Neveryeon PDF by Samuel R. Delany Full Book and published by Wesleyan University Press. This book was released on 2011-04-15 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In his four-volume series Return to Neveryeon, 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 Neveryeonvolumes in trade paperback. The eleven stories, novellas, and novels in Return to Neveryeon'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.


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Reading by Starlight

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ISBN : 1134860056
Pages : 255 pages
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Download Free Reading by Starlight PDF by Damien Broderick Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2005-06-29 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reading by Starlight explores the characteristics in the writing, marketing and reception of science fiction which distinguish it as a genre. Damien Broderick explores the postmodern self-referentiality of the sci-fi narrative, its intricate coded language and discursive `encyclopaedia'. He shows how, for perfect understanding, sci-fi readers must learn the codes of these imaginary worlds and vocabularies, all the time picking up references to texts by other writers. Reading by Starlight includes close readings of paradigmatic cyberpunk texts and writings by SF novelists and theorists including Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Brian Aldiss, Patrick Parrinder, Kim Stanley Robinson, John Varley, Roger Zelazny, William Gibson, Fredric Jameson and Samuel R. Delaney.