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The Jewel-Hinged Jaw

The Jewel-Hinged Jaw

Notes on the Language of Science Fiction

by Samuel R. Delany

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/05/2009

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Samuel R. Delany's The Jewel-Hinged Jaw appeared originally in 1977, and is now long out of print and hard to find. The impact of its demonstration that science fiction was a special language, rather than just gadgets and green-skinned aliens, began reverberations still felt in science fiction criticism. This edition includes two new essays, one written at the time and one written about those times, as well as an introduction by writer and teacher Matthew Cheney, placing Delany's work in historical context. Close textual analyses of Thomas M. Disch, Ursula K. Le Guin, Roger Zelazny, and Joanna Russ read as brilliantly today as when they first appeared. Essays such as "About 5,750 Words" and "To Read The Dispossessed" first made the book a classic; they assure it will remain one.
ISBN:
9780819568830
9780819568830
Category:
Literature: history & criticism
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-05-2009
Language:
English
Publisher:
University Press of New England
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
288
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x20mm
Weight:
0.41kg

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