Title: The Mad Man: A Novel
Publisher: Masquerade Books
Publication Date: 1994
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Minor bumps to dust jacket. Boards in very good condition. Small gift inscription on half title page. Binding tight and text clean. Bookseller Inventory # 1001860
Synopsis: For his thesis, graduate student John Marr researches the life and work of the brilliant Timothy Hasler--a philosopher whose career was cut tragically short over a decade earlier. Marr encounters numerous obstacles as other researchers turn up evidence of Hasler's personal life that is deemed simply too unpleasant and disillusioning for the rarified air of academe.
On another front, Marr finds himself increasingly drawn toward more shocking, depraved sexual entanglements with the homeless men of his neighborhood, until it begins to seem that Hasler's death might hold some key to his own life as a gay man in the age of AIDS. As John Marr learns more about the enigma that was Timothy Hasler, his own increasing sexual debasement leads him to a point where his and the philosopher's lives collide violently...
About the Author: Samuel R. Delany is a novelist and critic. His fiction includes Dhalgren (1975), the Return to Nevèrÿon series (1979-1987) and Atlantis: Three Tales (1995). His nonfiction writing includes The Motion of Light in Water (1987), Village Voice bestseller Times Square Red, Times Square Blue (1999) and 1984: Selected Letters (2000).
Winner of the William Whitehead Memorial Award for a Life-time’s Contribution to Lesbian and Gay Literature, he currently teaches at Temple University in Philadelphia.
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