A counter-culture classic and a classic of SF - a young man arrives in a near future US and writes a book that may be DHALGREN.
Born in 1942 in Harlem, New York, Delany has become one of SF's most influential authors. Since 1988 he has also been Professor of Comparative Literature at Massachusetts University. He has won the Nebula Award.
Vintage launches its new Delany series with this 1974 epic. In coming months the volumes Babel 17/Empire Star, Nova, and an expanded edition of Driftglass will also be reissued. Though pushing 30, Dhalgren features themes of racial identity, religious faith, and self-awareness revealed in a multilayered plot that will be right at home with today's audiences. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.