Times Square Red, Times Square Blue

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Times Square Red, Times Square Blue
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Dust jacket from the first edition
AuthorSamuel R. Delany
CountryUnited States
PublisherNew York University Press
Publication date
Media typePrint (Hardback)
Pages224 (Paperback ed.)
306.74/09747 21
LC ClassHQ146.N7 D45 1999

Times Square Red, Times Square Blue is a non-fiction book written by science fiction author Samuel R. Delany and published in 1999 by the New York University Press. The book is a compilation of two separate essays: Times Square Blue and ...Three, Two, One, Contact: Times Square Red.


Times Square Blue[edit]

Times Square Blue is a first-hand narrative of Delany's (often referred to as "Chip," or, occasionally, as "The Professor") sexual exploits in Times Square's pornographic movie theaters with other men (some homosexual, some heterosexual) from 1960 through the mid-1990s. He also describes, in detail, his relationships with these men inside and outside the theatres.

...Three, Two, One, Contact: Times Square Red[edit]

The second essay in the book discusses the nature of social relations within the realm of urban studies. Delany proposes two kinds of relationships, "contact" and "networking," and analyzes the content and benefits of each. He also refers extensively to Jane Jacobs' The Death and Life of Great American Cities.