“Black Charlie,” Gordon R. Dickson, 1954

“Black Charlie,” Gordon R. Dickson, 1954 – An art dealer of the future tries to promote the art of a non-human, “primitive” culture.

Comments: Wikipedia: “[John] Clute points out that Dickson, like Poul Anderson, with whom he collaborated in the Hoka series, ‘[tends] to infuse an austere Nordic pathos into wooded, rural midwestern American settings.’ His works often have (misogynistic) mercenaries as their protagonists and deal with aliens that are ‘less deracinated and more lovable than humans’ (Clute). They ‘are inclined to take on a heightened, sagalike complexion’ (Clute), particularly through the insertion of lyric poetry that is sometimes rather inferior.” (John Clute: Gordon R. Dickson (1923–). In: Richard Bleiler (ed.): Science Fiction Writers. Critical Studies of the Major Authors from the Early Nineteenth Century to the Present Day. Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York 1982, p. 346)

Author: Wikipedia: “Gordon Rupert Dickson (November 1, 1923 – January 31, 2001) was an American science fiction author.”

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