Sleepless Nights in the Procrustean Bed by Harlan Ellison

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Master essayist, gadfly, literary myth-figure and viewer of dark portent, Harlan Ellison has been, for the greater part of his life, a burr under the saddle of Complacency. His two books of TV criticism, The Glass Teat and The Other Glass Teat, are taught in more than 200 universities and colleges. In this, his former assistant and confidante, Marty Clark, has culled from hundreds of rare and unreprinted works twenty wide-ranging essays that demonstrate why the monstre sacré of imaginative literature won the prestigious Silver Pen award of P.E.N. International for his journalistic frays in 1982.

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Harlan Ellison, 1934 - Harlan Ellison was born in 1934. He was first published professionally at the age of 15 in the Cleveland News. Ellison has written over 1700 short stories, essays, articles and newspaper columns. He was the first to receive the Living Legend Award by the International Horror Critics in 1995. In 1987, a 35 year retrospective of Ellison's work was published as "The Essential Ellison." Over the course of his career, Ellison has written for "The Outer Limits," "The Starlost" and "The Twilight Zone." He is a co-creator of the "Star Trek" series and is in his fifth season as Conceptual Consultant for "Babylon Five." Ellison is the only author in Hollywood to ever win the Writer's Guild of America's award for Most Outstanding Teleplay four times, the last time being "Paladin of the Hour" in 1987. He has won the Hugo Award 8 1/2 times, the Nebula Award 3 times, the Bram Stoker Award 5 times, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writer's Association, the Edgar Allen Poe Award of the Mystery Writers of America Award twice, the Georges Meilies Fantasy Film Award twice and was awarded the Silver Pen for Journalism by the PEN International Writer's Union. In March of 1998, the National Women's Committee of Brandeis University awarded Ellison the 1998 Wit, Words and Wisdom Award. He is the editor of "Dangerous Visions" anthologies as well as "Medea: Harlan's World," and has received the Milford Award for for Lifetime Achievement in Editing. Ellison is a member of the Screen Actor's Guild with voice credits and adapted a short story, "The Face of Helen Bournow" for a Showtime series.
Published August 4, 2009 by 220 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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