Heavenly Breakfast

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Heavenly Breakfast
Cover of first edition paperback
Author Samuel R. Delany
Country United States
Language English
Genre Non-fiction
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)

Heavenly Breakfast: An Essay on the Winter of Love is a 1979 semi-autobiographical work by author, professor, and critic Samuel R. Delany.[1] It details a few years of his life he spent living in a commune in New York City during the winter of 1968,[2] although altering details and at times even offering multiple, alternative accounts of the same events, challenging the reader to question familiar tropes.[3]

Heavenly Breakfast was also the name of the folk band that lived in the commune, which consisted of Steve Wiseman, Susan Schweers, and Bert Lee (later of the Central Park Sheiks)[4] and Delany.[5] It is one of several autobiographical works by Delany.[6][7]


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  2. ^ "The doomfiles - SAMUEL.html". Obsidianrook.com. Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  3. ^ Nelson, Emmanuel Sampath (2002). African American Autobiographers: A Sourcebook. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 85–86. ISBN 9780313314094. 
  4. ^ "Central Park Sheiks in Greenwich Village on May 15, 1974 : Monte Barry : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive". Archive.org. Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  5. ^ "Samuel R. Delany by K. Leslie Steiner". Pseudopodium.org. Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  6. ^ Conversations with Samuel R. Delany - Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  7. ^ Conversations with Samuel Delany 978160473288