Sleepless Nights in the Procrustean Bed

Author: Harlan Ellison
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497604354
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Harlan Ellison—master essayist, gadfly, literary myth figure, and viewer of dark portent—has been, for the greater part of his life, a burr under the saddle of complacency. In this collection, his former assistant and confidante, Marty Clark, has culled from hundreds of rare and un‐reprinted works to select twenty wide‐ranging essays—nonfiction writings ranging from travelogue to media criticism, literary exploration to personal musing—that demonstrate why the monstre sacre of imaginative literature won the prestigious Silver Pen award from PEN International for his journalistic forays.

Styles of Creation

Author: George Edgar Slusser
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820314914
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The impetus behind this collection of essays is the tension between science fiction and fantasy writing's aesthetic emphasis on stylistics and the structural or systemic bias of prevailing literary theory. From a variety of perspectives, the contributors show how a new, or expanded, set of methods and models can enrich critical exchange within the genre and between it and other types of fiction.