History Literature / Dhalgren

5th Dec '13 5:57:39 PM Nocturna
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* MeaningfulName: The stages of Kidd's progression in Bellona are mirrored by significant people who are also newcomers; when he has just arrived, the poet [[IncrediblyLamePun Ernest Newboy]] is visiting Bellona. After Kidd [[TookALevelInBadass toughens up]] and [[spoiler: gets his gay on]], the astronaut [[IncrediblyLamePun Captain Kamp]] is visiting. This may, or indeed may not, indicate that Kidd is a FisherKing and Bellona his FisherKingdom.

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* MeaningfulName: The stages of Kidd's progression in Bellona are mirrored by significant people who are also newcomers; when he has just arrived, the poet [[IncrediblyLamePun [[PunnyName Ernest Newboy]] is visiting Bellona. After Kidd [[TookALevelInBadass toughens up]] and [[spoiler: gets his gay on]], the astronaut [[IncrediblyLamePun [[PunnyName Captain Kamp]] is visiting. This may, or indeed may not, indicate that Kidd is a FisherKing and Bellona his FisherKingdom.
21st Feb '13 3:29:15 PM Xtifr
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''Dhalgren'' is a strange NewWaveScienceFiction book by Creator/SamuelRDelany. It takes place in the fictional city of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellona_(goddess) Bellona]], which is in the exact geographic center of the United States. A strange catastrophe has befallen it, and so radio/television/phone signals can neither enter nor leave. It's become a haven for the dregs and free spirits of society.

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''Dhalgren'' is a strange NewWaveScienceFiction book / LitFic novel by Creator/SamuelRDelany. It takes place in the fictional city of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellona_(goddess) Bellona]], which is in the exact geographic center of the United States. A strange catastrophe has befallen it, and so radio/television/phone signals can neither enter nor leave. It's become a haven for the dregs and free spirits of society.
29th Jan '13 4:08:50 PM Xtifr
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''Dhalgren'' is a strange book by Creator/SamuelRDelany. It takes place in the fictional city of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellona_(goddess) Bellona]], which is in the exact geographic center of the United States. A strange catastrophe has befallen it, and so radio/television/phone signals can neither enter nor leave. It's become a haven for the dregs and free spirits of society.

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''Dhalgren'' is a strange NewWaveScienceFiction book by Creator/SamuelRDelany. It takes place in the fictional city of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellona_(goddess) Bellona]], which is in the exact geographic center of the United States. A strange catastrophe has befallen it, and so radio/television/phone signals can neither enter nor leave. It's become a haven for the dregs and free spirits of society.
10th Jan '13 5:32:56 PM Xtifr
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This description doesn't really do the book justice. [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment It's strange.]]

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This description doesn't really do the book justice. [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment It's strange.]]
]] (It was Delany's first ''serious'' attempt at blending SF with LitFic.)
10th Jan '13 4:18:41 PM Xtifr
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''Dhalgren'' is a strange book by Samuel R. Delany. It takes place in the fictional city of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellona_(goddess) Bellona]], which is in the exact geographic center of the United States. A strange catastrophe has befallen it, and so radio/television/phone signals can neither enter nor leave. It's become a haven for the dregs and free spirits of society.

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''Dhalgren'' is a strange book by Samuel R. Delany.Creator/SamuelRDelany. It takes place in the fictional city of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellona_(goddess) Bellona]], which is in the exact geographic center of the United States. A strange catastrophe has befallen it, and so radio/television/phone signals can neither enter nor leave. It's become a haven for the dregs and free spirits of society.
10th Dec '12 7:29:53 PM caracaleyes
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10th Dec '12 7:19:34 PM caracaleyes
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* UnreliableNarrator: Let's see...right away, we find out that the main character has forgotten his own name. He's spent time in a mental hospital. He 'loses' time, from seconds to several days at a go, with only the word of others to fill in the blanks. Later, the narrative becomes increasingly confusing and hard to follow, leaving the reader in doubt of when something is occuring/has occured, or what is happening. By this point, it's basically impossible to pinpoint any specific inconsistencies or particularly unreliable details.

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* UnreliableNarrator: Let's see...right away, we find out Well, the fact that the main character has forgotten narrator can't remember his own name. He's spent time in name is a mental hospital. He major warning sign right from the start. And then Bellona is strange enough that even he's unsure at times whether he's hallucinating or not. Plus, he 'loses' time, anywhere from seconds to several a few days at a go, with his only knowledge of what took place during that time being the word of others to fill in the blanks. Later, the narrative becomes increasingly confusing and hard to follow, leaving the reader in doubt of when something is occuring/has occured, or what is happening. By this point, it's basically impossible to pinpoint any specific inconsistencies or particularly unreliable details.other characters.
10th Dec '12 7:13:17 PM caracaleyes
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* UnreliableNarrator: Let's see...right away, we find out that the main character has forgotten his own name. He's spent time in a mental hospital. He 'loses' time, from seconds to several days at a go, with only the word of others to fill in the blanks. Later, the narrative becomes increasingly confusing and hard to follow, leaving the reader in doubt of when something is occuring/has occured, or what is happening. By this point, it's basically impossible to pinpoint any specific inconsistencies or particularly unreliable details.
9th Dec '12 7:34:08 PM caracaleyes
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* IdentityAmnesia: Protagonist remembers who he is, but has forgotten his own name.



* IdentityAmnesia: Protagonist remembers who he is, but has forgotten his own name.



9th Dec '12 7:33:35 PM caracaleyes
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* IdentityAmnesia: Protagonist remembers who he is, but has forgotten his own name.
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