Samuel R. Delany Collection

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US TxAM-C C000033

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Samuel R. Delany Collection


  • 1968-1979 (Creation)


2 boxes (4 folders)

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Samuel R. Delany (1942- ) is an award-winning science fiction writer and literary critic. Delany has received multiple Hugo and Nebula awards as well as the Pilgrim Award which recognizes outstanding scholarship in science fiction studies and the William Whitehead Memorial Award which recognizes a lifetime's contribution to Lesbian and Gay Literature. Delany's best-known novels include Babel-17 (1966), Empire Star (1966), Nova (1968), The Einstein Intersection (1967), Dhalgren (1975), and the Return to Nevèrÿon series (1979-1987). He is also the author of books of criticism, interviews, essays, and several autobiographical accounts, including the critically-acclaimed The Motion of Light in Water (1988). Since January of 2001, Delany has been a professor of English and Creative Writing at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.

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This collection consists of materials relating to two of Samuel R. Delany's more famous novels. Materials include two typescripts of his 1973 novel Equinox (originally published as The Tides of Lust), and the corrected galley proofs of Triton (1976).

Also included is the typescript of Delany's 1979 memoir Heavenly Breakfast.

The manuscripts all contain holograph corrections and revisions by Delany.  There is also a note contextualizing the manuscript on the first page of each item.

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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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  • English

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© Copyright 2019 Cushing Library. All rights reserved.

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