Dark Reflections

By | June 20, 2017
Dark Reflections Author Samuel R. Delany
ISBN-10 0486809099
ISBN-13 9780486809090
Year 2016-10-20
Pages 224
Language English
Publisher Dover Publications
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Samuel R Delany is not only one of the most profound and courageous writers at work today he is a writer of seemingly limitless range Michael Cunningham author of The Hours Among the most detailed thoughtful and heartbreaking portrayals of a writer s life Los Angeles Review of BooksThis Stonewall Book Award winning novel traces the life and unrealized dreams of Arnold Hawley a homosexual African American poet Albert s poetry ultimately meets with modest acclaim but only after decades of striving Romance and friendship are likewise elusive despite an impulsive marriage to a stranger His outsider statusblack gay and a poetcompounds his struggles to create art to find a readership and to lead a meaningful existence Beautifully written in reverse chronological order the story opens with Albert s lonely old age and ventures back in time to his arrival in New York City of the 1950s A meditation on isolation and sexual repression Dark Reflections also offers an acerbic look at the literary world and the frustrations intrinsic to artistic life

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