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Samuel R. Delany Collection - Fully Processed

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Title: Samuel R. Delany Collection - Fully Processed, 1968-1979Add to your cart.

ID: 00/C000033

Creator: Delany, Samuel

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of materials relating to two of Samuel R. Delany's more famous novels. Materials include two typescripts of his 1973 novel Equinox (originally published as The Tides of Lust), and the corrected galley proofs of Triton (1976).

Also included is the typescript of Delany's 1979 memoir Heavenly Breakfast.

The manuscripts all contain holograph corrections and revisions by Delany.  There is also a note contextualizing the manuscript on the first page of each item.  (C000033)

Biographical Note

Samuel R. Delany (1942- ) is an award-winning science fiction writer and literary critic.  Delany has received multiple Hugo and Nebula awards as well as the Pilgrim Award which recognizes outstanding scholarship in science fiction studies and the William Whitehead Memorial Award which recognizes a lifetime’s contribution to Lesbian and Gay Literature.  Delany’s best known novels include Babel-17 (1966), Empire Star (1966), Nova (1968), The Einstein Intersection (1967), Dhalgren (1975), and the Return to Nevèrÿon series (1979-1987).  He is also the author of books of criticism, interviews, essays and several autobiographical accounts, including the critically-acclaimed The Motion of Light in Water (1988).  Since January of 2001, Delany has been a professor of English and Creative Writing at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: No restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Physical Access Note: No restrictions.

Technical Access Note: No restrictions.

Acquisition Source: Received by purchase from Burton Weiss, Bookseller

Other Note: Partially Processed


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Two typescripts of Equinox by Samuel R. Delany housed in blue custom box.  Typescripts are the original and ribbon copies of an early draft of the novel.  Original typescript is 144 leaves, double spaced, typed on rectos only, with an 11 leaf photocopy insert between p. 18 and p.19.  It also contains textual revisions in Delany’s hand and copy-editing marks in an unknown hand.  Ribbon copy is 152 leaves, double-spaced, typed on rectos only, with an 11 leaf photocopy insert between p. 18 and p.19.  It contains significant textual revisions in multiple inks.  Both typescripts have a signed holograph note by Delany contextualizing the manuscript.  Equinox was first published by Lancer Press in 1973 and later republished by Masquerade Books in 1994.
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Long galley proofs in a custom clamshell box of the first edition of Triton, published in 1976 by Bantam Books and nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel.  This is Delany’s set of proofs and are heavily corrected and annotated by him in pencil.  Also contains a signed holograph note by Delany contextualizing the galley proofs on the first page.  119 leaves, printed on recto only.
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Typescript of “The Heavenly Breakfast: An Essay on the Winter of Love” by Samuel R. Delany.  Folder contains 3 leaves of front matter (title page, disclaimer, and epigraph) and pages 1-100.  It contains a signed holograph note by Delany contextualizing the manuscript on the first page and numerous holograph corrections throughout.  Typescript dates from circa 1973 and was published by Bantam Books in 1979.  Also includes a photocopy of a TLS from Delany to Frederik Pohl submitting the manuscript for consideration.
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Typescript of “The Heavenly Breakfast:  An Essay on the Winter of Love,” pages 101-197.


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