Phallos by Samuel R. Delany

By Samuel R. Delany

Fiction. PHALLOS is the story of a story, recounting the pursuit of mystic wisdom in the course of the Mediterranean international within the reign of the emperor Hadrian. choked with wit and erudition - and deeply homoerotic - this can be a Lacanian riddle to please and intrigue the transforming into variety of admirers of Delany's more moderen fiction, Hogg (1995), and The Mad guy (1996). Delany is a novelist, critic, and professor of English at Temple collage and has additionally written an award-winning autobiography, The movement of sunshine in Water (1988).

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Marks of him unhurriedly preening his flight feathers, as though he intended to wait a thousand nights if necessary for Zanja to offer an answer to her own question. She did not want to wait so long. She tried to remember what once had brought joy to her life, but the massacre of her people lay between her present and her past like an uncrossable divide. So she said, “Perhaps a joyful death comes from being able to understand one’s life as part of a purpose or pattern. ” asked Death, as though he did not know.

Far away, muffled voices called in Sainnese. She struggled to her knees, vomited from pain, and fainted. She regained consciousness with her head resting on the cold flank of a dead horse. Without moving, she raised a hand to feel her bloody head. The morning breeze blew the smoke of the burning village across the valley. In the rising light of day, she saw Sainnites working their way methodically across the battlefield, claiming their dead, finding their injured, killing any enemies found alive.

You are a long way from the Ashawala’i,” he said. “I try to learn what I can about the dangers that might threaten my people. ” Zanja folded her scarred hands before her, though she doubted he could see them in the dim light. “But the people of your command took my weapon—not here, but on the road to Rees. ”  laurie j. marks The woman exclaimed, “They never mentioned—” The commander hushed her. ” The commander gestured impatiently. “We are at war,” he said, as though that excused every immoral act.

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