from the 'Voice': reading, quotation
- Previous and upcoming Delanyana:
I learn this from the Village Voice online
Delany is reading in New York this fall.
Given the advance notice, I may even be able to go! :)
The New School, 66 West 12th Street, 229-5600
A fabulist and habitué of sex theaters, Delany, the author of Times Square
Red, Times Square Blue, at least three memoirs, and 20 works of fiction,
talks about imagining the future.
Pretty bland topic. I wonder what he'll come up with!
From a while back (the February VLS [Voice Literary Supplement]), there's
an actual paragraph quote
Samuel R. Delany, author of Times Square Red, Times Square Blue
With the black magic realism of Thomas Disch, the philosophical allegories
of James Morrow, and the alternate historical explorations of John
Crowley, fiction is certainly imaginative enough. What we lack is a
critical apparatus that is willing to respond to it. The fact is,
criticism has to be at least as imaginative as fiction. If it isn't, then
both writers and audience are left on the parched plateau of art that is
In the precincts of fiction, the saddest thing I've recently heard was a
panel of young published writers, who, when the question of
experimentation came up, all declared, "No experimentation. Experimental
writing is bad writing." And, what's more, the audience applauded.