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by Thomas M. Disch

ISBN: 0575025476
ISBN13: 978-0575025479
Language: English
Publisher: Victor Gollancz (U.K.); 1St Edition edition (1979)
Pages: 320
Category: Science Fiction
Subategory: Science Fiction

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Rating: 4.2
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Читать онлайн - Disch Thomas . .On Wings of Song Электронная библиотека e-libra. ru Читать онлайн On Wings of Song. On Wings of Song by Thomas M. Disch Profiscicere, anima Christiana, de hoc mundo. For Charles Naylor PART ONE 1 When he was five Daniel Weinreb’s mother disappeared.

Thomas M. Disch first came to my attention through a text based game he wrote for PC back in the 1980, called . There is no way not to enjoy this clever book "On Wings of Song". I found Daniel Weinreb to be a 21st century Holden Caufield, from "Catcher in the Rye". Disch first came to my attention through a text based game he wrote for PC back in the 1980, called "Amnesia". This is the first book I came across. Life on the inner city edge also reminded me of Denis Johnson's "Jesus' Son". Disch's future America, a politically divided nation of secular excess on either coast, divided by a conservative theocracy in the middle, is almost too real to be funny.

Thomas Michael Disch (February 2, 1940 – July 4, 2008) was an American science fiction author and poet.

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In his seventh novel, Disch reaches a literary high point in the field of science fiction.

Author: Thomas Disch. Publisher: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1979. In his seventh novel, Disch reaches a literary high point in the field of science fiction. At once hilarious and frightening, it follows Daniel Weinreb as he attempts to escape the repressive laws and atmosphere of the isolationist State of Iowa. A rich black comedy of bizarre sexual ambiguity and adventurism, a bitter satire that depicts a near-future America falling into worsening economic and social crisis. Won John W. Campbell Memorial Award.

On Wings of Song book. Astral Projection: "On Wings of Song" by Thomas M. Disch.

For me, "On Wings Of Song" is among one of the best books I've ever read. It transcends such concepts of genre and manages to become something quite different

For me, "On Wings Of Song" is among one of the best books I've ever read. It transcends such concepts of genre and manages to become something quite different.

ON WINGS OF SONG by Thomas M. Profiscicere, anima Christiana, de hoc mundo. PART ONE. 1. When he was five Daniel WeinrebтАЩs mother disappeared. Though, like his father, he chose to regard this as a personal affront, he soon came to prefer the life they led without her. SheтАЩd been a weepy sort of girl, given to long disconnected speeches and spells of stifled hatred for DanielтАЩs father, some of which always spilled over onto Daniel. She was sixteen when sheтАЩd married, twenty-one when she vanished with her two suitcases, the sound.

In his seventh novel, Disch reaches a literary high point in the field of science fiction. At once hilarious and frightening, it follows Daniel Weinreb as he attempts to escape the repressive laws and atmosphere of the isolationist State of Iowa. A rich black comedy of bizarre sexual ambiguity and adventurism.
Comments:
Fawrindhga
Thomas M. Disch first came to my attention through a text based game he wrote for PC back in the 1980, called "Amnesia". Enjoy the bizarre premise of that game, I searched out his novels.
This is the first book I came across. I know it's a sweeping statement, but I think this is one of the best science fiction novel ever written. Disch is a master stylist, and this story is sublime.
Social satire, allegedly set in a future America where the midwest seems to be dominated by the prison-industrial complex. It's a dystopia, but more along the lines of 1984 (with a heavy gay sensibility) than The Hunger Games or Divergent.
Crossing the borders of absurd and realist, filled with irony and social commentary, one revels in it's beautiful prose.

Nalaylewe
I read this novel when it was first published in1979 and parts of it have remained with me all these years. I recently ordered it to read on my Kindle and was amazed at how timely it remains. All I can say is bravo, Thomas Disch.

Castiel
Speculative fiction writers write our future, and this has components which eerily echo the current Zeitgeist.

Rleyistr
Nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula awards, this book isn’t classic science fiction. It is a quality literary work, written with a sci-fi/fantasy premise. It is more like a modern version of Evelyn Waugh. In any case, it is a beautiful book, that is humorous, dark and satirical.

Datrim
There is no way not to enjoy this clever book "On Wings of Song". I found Daniel Weinreb to be a 21st century Holden Caufield, from "Catcher in the Rye". Life on the inner city edge also reminded me of Denis Johnson's "Jesus' Son".

Disch's future America, a politically divided nation of secular excess on either coast, divided by a conservative theocracy in the middle, is almost too real to be funny.

On another level the book is about enlightenment and Daniel's efforts to reach nirvana, where the soul becomes a fairy and zones out for centuries contemplating electric motors. Daniel is also totally devoted to his young wife as she lays in a coma while her soul flits and flirts around the world in a state of ecstasy which he only imagines (until the final pages of the book).

Someone needs to make this classic science fiction work into a movie. Colin Ferrell or Matt Dillion would both do a great job playing Daniel in his quest to leave conservative religious middle America and not only escape to less repressive societies but also to experience the state of being a fairy, divorced from the human body and in a state of perpetual enlightenment.

Agamaginn
On Wings of Song was one of my favorite reads as a young adult as it severely questioned many of the Midwestern sensibilities to which I was accustomed and brought home the fact that America was big enough in which to "soar around". This was originally serialized in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, which was where I first read and enjoyed it, and it was gratifying to know it had garnered recognition and awards in the science fiction community.

Though the novel makes reference to "fairies" and is where I had first learned of castrati (Ouch!), I'm a little taken aback by the notion seemingly proffered by a few that this is a "gay" novel. I'm as straight as an arrow and thoroughly enjoyed this novel of sheer wish-fulfillment, social commentary, and escapism. Whether or not many of its elements might be metaphorical to the gay lifestyle is immaterial.

I had been a fan of Disch's literate writing mainly through his fine short story collections, though I was generally put off by his novels Camp Concentration and 334 (I might have to revisit them). Despite its fantastic elements, On Wings of Song is a relevant and accessible novel with an adventurous, talented, and caring young protagonist--a fine read from beginning to end that will hopefully remain in print.

Wyameluna
Given the comparative obscurity of this book (Mine is only the 8th review), I'm surprised people view it so highly. For me, personally, I think it's kind of a misfire.

The book postulates a device that lets your soul leave your body and flit around the universe. You can come back into your body if you like, and leave again, or you might just never come back and your body might die. Not all people can leave their bodies, however. Some people - particularly mundane souls - simply can't break free, no matter how much they want to. They lack the imatinative/artistic/spiritual quality to do so.

The protagonist and his wife both take a stab at it. She can fly, but he can't. She doesn't come back, so he takes pains to keep her body alive while he supports himself as a gay prostitute. He's not gay - at least not at the start of the novel - and he does love his wife, and he appears to legalistically view his male-only prostitution as a way of staying faithful to her. That's pretty weird and twisted, honestly. The protagonist is also attempting to learn music. This is something he has no afinity for, but he believes that music will give his soul that extra little nudge that will let him break free and soar. Get it? There's the title.

All of that is interesting and haunting and lyrical and beautiful and disgusting at the same time. The problem is that this book is about three times as long as it needs to be. As much fun as DIsch is to read, this book feels padded out, with extended explorations of the decadant city life and endless explanations of opera and the unlikely revival thereof, and the protagonist's learning of music and becomign a star while being the contracted chaste sex-toy of a castrato. (Ick). The book just goes on too long.

The most interesting thing in it is this: we're told at one point that there was a coup in the US. No one drew attention to it, but things were getting worse and worse and worse and the government wasn't able or willing to deal with it, and then one day the faces behind the government simply changed, but didn't draw too much attention to themselves, and things started getting better. This is far and away the most interesting thing in the book, and it lasts about two paragraphs. It's really just an aside, then: back to the music lessons.

Disch was gay, and midwestern, and liked opera a lot. I don't think he was ever a prostitute, and I know he was never married. I don't think this is an autobiographical novel in any sense of the word, but I think the subject matter was perhaps a little too close and important to him for him to be able to treat it with his usual aplomb. Much as with is book, "The dreams our stuff is made of," he knows the subject too well, and he's being overly cautious because he wants to give it the heft and seriousness and gravitas it deserves. Unfortunately, this means he's getting in the way of his normal writing style, and ironically at the end of the day that's what keeps this book from soaring.

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