July 20th, 2011 / 11:05 am
Power Quote

At six-thirty or seven I’d get up, scramble Marilyn some eggs–she was eighteen, I was nineteen; we’d been married that August–make toast and coffee. She’d go out to work, and I’d start writing. I’d work all day, with a couple breaks for extracurricular sex in the local men’s rooms and a stop at the supermarket for dinner makings. Right before five, I’d start cooking again. In general, I believe I work a lot harder today than I did then. Today I’m a five-o’clock-in-the-morning riser. Although I do stare at the wall a lot.

Samuel R. Delany



  1. Michael Filippone

      Yes! I just started reading Dhalgren the other day. At 180 pages in, I’m almost 25% through. I’m really enjoying it so far.

  2. Rion Amilcar Scott

      No link?

  3. Anonymous

      That’s from The Paris Review interview, right? Was amazed to find interviews with him AND William Gibson in the same issue. Also, though, it’s Delany, not Delaney. I liked his last novel, about the poet, and look forward to the next one, whatever it’s about.

  4. Ben Mirov

      I love Dhalgren. Also, The Mad Man and The Motion of Light in Water are two of my favorites.

  5. Leapsloth14

      Good fix, will get on it.

  6. Leapsloth14

      There is now. Tx.

  7. Leapsloth14

      There is now. Tx.

  8. Don

      Loved the interview.  The Gibson interview was good as well.

  9. Roxane

      I agree. Both the interviews were really informative.

  10. Nicholas Liu

      Anyone follow his Nevèrÿon series? What did you think of it?