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Why does the Kid wear only one sandal?

The protagonist of Dhalgren, Delany's 1974 novel, is a man who cannot remember his own name, and is only referred to as "Kid" (or sometimes "Kidd" or "The Kid"). ...
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In Samuel R. Delany’s Dhalgren, what catastrophe befell the city of Bellona?

Sci-fi grandmaster Samuel R. Delany’s Dhalgren became his most commercially successful endeavor. First published in January, 1975 by Bantam, Dhalgren has sometimes been described as an experimental ...
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What was the form of The Kid's projection?

I've just finished reading Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany for the first time. In the novel gang-members wear hologramic light projectors, which give them the appearance of scorpions, dragons, lizards, ...
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