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Took over a month the last time I tried that. Also Lambeth libraries have 3*Delany, 0*Dhalgren. Hopefully the internets will provide an epub though.

Scuse me while I kiss this guy correspondent (ledge), Thursday, 19 December 2013 17:30 (six years ago) link

The last section has some very specific formatting requirements meant to convey the sense of multiple passages written into a notebook, possibly or possibly not by different authors. I don't know enough about epubs to know whether they can handle that sort of thing.

WilliamC, Thursday, 19 December 2013 17:40 (six years ago) link

From the sound of things I won't get that far.

Scuse me while I kiss this guy correspondent (ledge), Thursday, 19 December 2013 18:04 (six years ago) link

My local borough has no Dhalgren so they got one from Wandsworth lib.

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 19 December 2013 18:25 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

finished re-reading my six month old reread of triton, now just to finish through the valley, only been reading that for a year and a half, then i'll get on this dhalgren thing, how's everyone else doing

♛ LIL UNIT ♛ (thomp), Monday, 27 January 2014 11:22 (six years ago) link

I'm not at the mo as my copy was recalled back (wonder if it was an ilxor).

If someone wants to start the thread sometime otherwise I'll get round to it.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 27 January 2014 11:25 (six years ago) link

I read Dhalgren for the first time with a group last year, so I probably won't be taking part in the thread, but I'll just mention the wide-ranging Paris Review interview with Delany from a few years ago:


Fredric Busch's observations on publishing Dhalgren are also worth reading, particularly since Delany offers corrections to Busch's account in the comments section:


one way street, Monday, 27 January 2014 16:55 (six years ago) link

A weird typo above: by Fredric Busch I meant Frederik Pohl.

one way street, Monday, 27 January 2014 16:56 (six years ago) link

that is a weird typo, you should get a larger phone

♛ LIL UNIT ♛ (thomp), Monday, 27 January 2014 21:18 (six years ago) link

or a better analyst

one way street, Monday, 27 January 2014 22:32 (six years ago) link

i'm ready to go when you all are

what do you think of "triton" thomp? i think it might be my second-favorite delany.

the late great, Monday, 27 January 2014 23:08 (six years ago) link

it's my favourite after 'mad man' probably; idk, it reminded me to Think About Things when i read it first time round; this time round it felt more uncomfortably close i guess bcz more life-experience to try and connect with the narrative stuff and reconcile with the theoretical stuff. -- that's not very interesting, is it? i'll think about it. i do think (like all his best stuff!) it actually is stronger at what it's doing for delany's failings; like he does a great job of not just building his project around his strengths but designing it such that his not-quite-there and overdetermined-feeling characterisation/dialogue/description seem an essential part of his affect

i was thinking of proposing a feb 14 start date for dhalgren, but mainly just because it was convenient for me to do so

♛ LIL UNIT ♛ (thomp), Tuesday, 28 January 2014 01:11 (six years ago) link

five years pass...

book club, this time for real?

the late great, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 15:29 (eleven months ago) link

yeah i'm in

Mordy, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 15:43 (eleven months ago) link

just bought the ebook, hope the formatting is up to scratch.

what if bod was one of us (ledge), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 15:53 (eleven months ago) link

What about the audiobook?

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 15:56 (eleven months ago) link

Is this the thread or do we need a new one bc I’m liable to start tnite

Mordy, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 16:10 (eleven months ago) link

i was unsure, there may already be one

the late great, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 16:17 (eleven months ago) link

A friend of our family, a 17-year-old girl, asked us all what our favorite novels were. I said this one and she asked to borrow it. I tried to warn her away from it but she insisted, so she's got one of my 2 copies. She got about 250 pages in pretty much lost interest.

CPAP Makers Scrambling After New ILX Sub-board Unveiled (WmC), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 18:04 (eleven months ago) link

i mean huge credit to her getting 250 pages in

Mordy, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 18:18 (eleven months ago) link

I have a copy and have read like ten pages. i'm in.

adam the (abanana), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 23:44 (eleven months ago) link

I’m in. (famous last words, pvmic etc.)

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 21:32 (ten months ago) link

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