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Subject: Re: (urth) Baldanders, Delany, Blattid
From: Josh Geller 
Date: 28 Jul 2003 17:41:09 -0700

On Mon, 2003-07-28 at 17:01, Matt Weber wrote:
>> mantis offered:

>>> A week ago Josh asked/made his statement about Baldanders being based on
>>> Delany as clearly to him (Josh) as Ultan is based on Borges.

>>> Blattid is our Designated Delany expert, and I would like him to address
>>> Josh's notion.  Others can chime in as well.

>> Pedophilia? One slim pornographic work by Delany which was chock full of it;
>> can't remember the name.
> I think that's EQUINOX, yes?  I don't think it was especially 
> pedophiliac, though--pretty much any perversity that Delany could 
> think up seemed to have been included.

I don't think I've even heard of that one.

As I say, I have not read 'Hogg'. I am given to understand, however,
that one of the main characters (perhaps the viewpoint) is a seven
year old prostitute.

I don't recall 'The Mad Man' containing any pedophilia. I don't believe
that it did. However, it did contain a lot of other stuff.

Folks, Samuel R. Delany is a homosexual man who, by his own account, has
been sexually active since the early fifties. I wouldn't assume that he
does, has done, or even likes the idea of doing all of the sexual things
that he describes in his fiction. But that he has certain knowledge of a
lot of things that would disturb many, perhaps most of the readers on 
this list (not excluding myself) can be taken for granted. 

I am really sort of sorry that I ever brought this up.



> Matt
> Go, for they call you, Shepherd, from the hill.
> 	Matthew Arnold (1822-1888), The Scholar-Gipsy
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