book DARKO SUVIN: A LIFE IN LETTERS

TABLE OF CONTENTS [Paradoxa no. 23]

Darko Suvin: A Life in Letters

A. Introductory

Foreword: Crossing the Border with Darko Suvin

by Phillip E. Wegner …………………………………………………..9

1. Introduction (2010) …………………………………………………..21

2. Autobiography 2004: De Darci Natura ………………………..29

B. Meeting Other Worlds (1969-87)

3. The Moon as a Mirror to Man; Or,

Lessons of Selenography (1969) …………………………………35

4. Preliminary Theses on Allegory (1977) ……………………….41

5. At the Cusp: Seven Poems of 1984 ……………………………..45

6. Two Uta Stories on Time (1984-85) …………………………….49

7. How Can People Be (Re)Presented in Fiction?

Towards a Theory of Narrative Agents (1980-85) …………53

8. 13 Parables from the Warring States Period (1984-87) …..73

9. In the Doldrums: Nineteen Poems 1985-95 ………………….87

10. To the Japanese Reader of Metamorphoses of Science

Fiction (1987) ………………………………………………………….99

C. Around Theatre and Brecht (1988-2006)

11. Brecht’s Life of Galileo: Scientistic Extrapolation

or Analogy of the Knower? (1988-90) ……………………….107

12. Brecht and Subjectivity: Stance, Emotion as Sympathy

(1989-2006) ……………………………………………………………133

13. On the Epistemology and Pragmatics of

Intercultural Theatre Studies (1997)

………………………….159

14. Centennial Politics: On Jameson on Brecht

on Method (1998) ……………………………………………………187

D. Probings into Counter-Revolutionary Times (1992-2010)

15. Andromeda: Elegy from a Collapsar (1992)

(More Lessons in Buddhist Cybermarxism) ……………….205

16. “I Have No Soul and I must laugh or cry”:

Interview on SF and Traveling with Tami Hager (2004) 211

17. Circumstances and Stances: A Retrospect (2004) ………..225

18. Poems of Old Age I (1999-2004):

A. You, Giacomo Leopardi ……………………………………..231

B. Eleven Poems ……………………………………………………239

19. The Final Chapter of SF?:

On Reading Brian Stableford (2000) ………………………..251

20. Access to An Identifi cation of “Terrorism”:

Words and Actions ………………………………………………….263

21. Exploring “Terror/ism”:

Numinosity, Killings, Horizons (2004) ………………………281

22. 12 Poems of Old Age II (2005-2010) …………………………307

23. Globalization (2008) ……………………………………………….315

24. Thus Spake the Bitter Muse: Do Not Profi t by the

Blood of your Fellows! (A Pastiche) ………………………….321

25. Communism and Yugoslavia:

Prolegomena for a Discussion …………………………………..331

26. Ausklang: My Lady Hope (2010) ……………………………..341

E. Two Bibliographies of Darko Suvin’s Works by Himself

27. Bibliography A: Writings on SF and Utopia/nism ……….343

28. Bibliography B: Poems and Prose ……………………………..355

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