The bridge of lost desire / Samuel R. Delany.

Author
Delany, Samuel R. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York : Arbor House, ©1987.
Description
310 pages ; 24 cm

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The last volume of the eleven stories, novellas, and novels in Return to Nevèrÿon's 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.
Notes
  • Novel.
  • Jacket art by Ned Dameron.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-310).
Contents
  • Game of time and pain
  • Tale of rumor and desire
  • Tale of Gorgik.
ISBN
  • 0877959315
  • 9780877959311
LCCN
87011497
OCLC
15591618
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