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Explores America's culture of sexual violence and degeneration First written thirty-five years ago and completed days before the Stonewall riots in New York, award-winning author Samuel R. Delany's Hogg is one of America's most famous "unpublishable" novels. It recounts three days in 1969 in the life of truck driver and rapist-for-hire, Franklin Hargus. Narrated by his young accomplice, Delaney's novel portrays an exploration of erotic depravity, a capacious landscape of sexuality that transgresses social and erotic boundaries. While testing readers' tolerance, what transfigures the novel into a work of literature is Delany's refusal, faced with moral anxieties and revulsion, to mutilate or disown his creation. Hogg's characters wear recognizable human faces, possessing intense loyalty, perverse admiration, and a kind of integrity. Hargus fascinates. He is the embodiment of what society can turn people into, the decaying condition of the human soul.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781573661195
  • ISBN-10: 1573661198
  • Publisher: F2c
  • Publish Date: May 2004
  • Dimensions: 8.48 x 5.6 x 0.78 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.71 pounds
  • Page Count: 268

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