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Return to Neveryon (Return to Neveryon) (original 1987; edition 1994)

by Samuel R. Delany

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Title:Return to Neveryon (Return to Neveryon)
Authors:Samuel R. Delany
Info:Wesleyan University Press (1994), Edition: 1st, Paperback
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The Bridge of Lost Desire by Samuel R. Delany (1987)



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It is at this point, Lacan writes, that the analyst will do his work not by responding sympathetically, nor by failing to respond (the apathetic listener). He has to replace the mode of the voice and the ear with the image, becoming, as he puts it, a 'pure, unruffled mirror'. Coupled with his description of the ego as 'opaque to reflection', the use of the term 'mirror' cannot be overlooked. It is in the mirror that the ego is first born as an idea, and it is in the evho of the symbolic voice that it gains its identity: the analytic mirror must displace - 'subduce' - these 'archaic imagos'. --Juliet Flower McCannell, Figuring Lacan
For John P. Mueller, with thanks to Susan Palwick, Robert S. Bravard, & R. Keith Courtney.
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'No one is in the castle.'
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The Bridge of Lost Desire was also published under the title Return to Neveryon.
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In his four-volume series Return to Neveryeon, Hugo and Nebula award-winner Samuel R. Delany appropriated the conceits of sword-and-sorcery fantasy to explore his characteristic themes of language, power, gender, and the nature of civilization. Wesleyan University Press has reissued the long-unavailable Neveryeonvolumes in trade paperback.

The eleven stories, novellas, and novels in Return to Neveryeon's four volumes chronicle a long-ago land on civilization's brink, perhaps in Asia or Africa, or even on the Mediterranean. Taken slave in childhood, Gorgik gains his freedom, leads a slave revolt, and becomes a minister of state, finally abolishing slavery. Ironically, however, he is sexually aroused by the iron slave collars of servitude. Does this contaminate his mission -- or intensify it? Presumably elaborated from an ancient text of unknown geographical origin, the stories are sunk in translators' and commentators' introductions and appendices, forming a richly comic frame.

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Slavery is outlawed, Nev?r?on is free, and Gorgik the Liberator must revisit the mines for a final struggle where he himself was once a slave Alone in a deserted castle in the Nev?r?on countryside, a great warrior and a young barbarian meet at midnight to tell each other tales from their intersecting lives. But are they really alone? And, if they aren't, what will it mean for Nev?r?on . . . ? The three stories in this volume end Samuel R. Delany's Return to Nev?r?on saga and cycle. But they are also its beginning?taking us back to the start of Gorgik's epic?although, from what we've learned from the others, even that has become an entirely new story, though not a word in it has been changed . . . This ebook features an illustrated biography of Samuel R. Delany including rare images from his early career.… (more)

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