Samuel R. Delany's literary pillars

"If one tried to construct the Temple of Literature from only the fifty “pillars” below, it would collapse spectacularly. Nevertheless, here is a contingent group of titles that, to paraphrase Christopher Higgs, if I hadn’t read and reread over the years, I wouldn’t be myself. How much that is worth, I’m not sure." - Samuel R. Delany

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message 1: by Nathan "N.R." (last edited Nov 14, 2015 08:26AM) (new)

Nathan "N.R." Gaddis Unfortunate to see Delany's likely delightful list completely SPAM'd by non=sequiturs. Any chance to get the list in a non-corruptible form? Anyone?

eta :: heh. not so much corrupt as incomplete ; zB, Delany lists 10 things from Genet and only 3 titles here. See Hadrian's link directly below for the whole thing.


message 3: by Nathan "N.R." (new)

Nathan "N.R." Gaddis Hadrian wrote: "http://bigother.com/2012/07/30/for-bi...

?"


Thank you! Counting '50' as 50 writers not 50 books. Cleared up.


message 4: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey Lol. Each pronouncement of spam to their own.


message 5: by Nathan "N.R." (new)

Nathan "N.R." Gaddis Aubrey wrote: "Lol. Each pronouncement of spam to their own."

Indeed. The prima facie assumption that a Listopia list is corrupt. When there's no citation.


message 6: by Nathan "N.R." (new)

Nathan "N.R." Gaddis Lovely. More 50 Pillars lists @ ::
http://bigother.com/2012/07/30/big-ot...

Including Ducornet's ::
http://bigother.com/2012/07/30/rikki-...


message 7: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey Nathan "N.R." wrote: "Aubrey wrote: "Lol. Each pronouncement of spam to their own."

Indeed. The prima facie assumption that a Listopia list is corrupt. When there's no citation."


Google's a friend indeed. Otherwise, get the list creator's attention if you have an issue with their ethos.


message 8: by Nathan "N.R." (new)

Nathan "N.R." Gaddis Aubrey wrote: "Google's a friend indeed. Otherwise, get the list creator's attention if you have an issue with their ethos. "

Yes yes. I'll keep those suggestions in mind. Merci.

.... last active in December 2013

But Hadrian's been more than helpful in this case.


message 9: by Nathan "N.R." (new)

Nathan "N.R." Gaddis Nancy wrote: "inadaquate "

That's how I've always felt about the way Listopia is organized.


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