Silverberg's feast is actually an s-f smorgasbord: five widely varied dishes, all of which display admirable polish, but...

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THE FEAST OF ST. DIONYSUS

Silverberg's feast is actually an s-f smorgasbord: five widely varied dishes, all of which display admirable polish, but which don't, alas, have much solidity. The title piece is a slick cerebration of wine, woman and sand; while others include a whimsical anthropologist's elegy to cultural diversity, an irrelevant travelogue through time, and a precious fantasy on the collapse of a Tolkienesque civilization. Only the chronicle on oracular tutelage brings substance to the style.

Pub Date: Feb. 1, 1974

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Scribners

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1974