By Samuel R. Delany
Fiction. PHALLOS is the story of a story, recounting the pursuit of mystic wisdom in the course of the Mediterranean international within the reign of the emperor Hadrian. packed with wit and erudition - and deeply homoerotic - it is a Lacanian riddle to please and intrigue the starting to be variety of admirers of Delany's more moderen fiction, Hogg (1995), and The Mad guy (1996). Delany is a novelist, critic, and professor of English at Temple collage and has additionally written an award-winning autobiography, The movement of sunshine in Water (1988).
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The phouka's voice broke in, all its laziness gone. " Stuart screamed at him, and turned on Eddi again. "You think I didn't see him last night at the club? " "Well, think again. Are you from Jamaica, or what? " 46 Emma Bui! " Eddi grabbed at his arm, frightened by the phouka's stiffness, Stuart's overflowing rage. " Stuart asked sweetly, still watching the phouka. "Is he a faggot? Is that why you're not fucking him? I mean, you would otherwise, wouldn't you? " She let go of his arm. "Anything would be better than the way we've been the last few months," she said through clenched teeth.
She stepped back, knocking her chair over. The cafe manager appeared behind the phouka. " he asked Eddi, and rested a restraining hand on the phouka's shoulder. She reached to touch her bruise and hoped it looked like an unconscious gesture. It was easy to draw a shaky breath. "Yes," she said. Then she met the phouka's eyes, and saw them widen. "I won't go back with you," she said loudly, and hoped it would carry. " For an instant the phouka sat wide-eyed. Then he rose out of his chair with a snarl.
I'd rather starve," said Eddi. Carla considered for a moment. "Well, I wouldn't. And the thought of eating something out of your refrigerator makes me queasy. " "Carla, are you crazy? We can't take him out in public! " The phouka looked achingly innocent. " Carla frowned and paced to the window and back. "We'll go to the New Riverside Cafe. " Eddi pulled at her hair. " "Maybe they'll make you a nice Wonder Bread and Skippy sandwich," said Carla. Eddi glared at the phouka. "Why me? " The phouka looked, for once, genuinely regretful.
Phallos by Samuel R. Delany