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The Resource AIDS literature and gay identity : the literature of loss, Monica B. Pearl

AIDS literature and gay identity : the literature of loss, Monica B. Pearl

Label
AIDS literature and gay identity : the literature of loss
Title
AIDS literature and gay identity
Title remainder
the literature of loss
Statement of responsibility
Monica B. Pearl
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book discusses the significance of late twentieth century and early twenty first century American fiction written in response to the AIDS crisis and interrogates how sexual identity is depicted and constructed textually. Pearl develops Freudian psychoanalytic theory in a complex account of the ways in which grief is expressed and worked out in literature, showing how key texts from the AIDS crisis by authors such as Edmund White, Michael Cunningham, Eve Sedgwick - and also, later, the archives of The ACT UP Oral History Project - lie both within the tradition of gay writing and a postmodernist poetics. The book demonstrates how literary texts both expose and construct personal identity, how they expose and produce sexual identities, and how gay and queer identities were written onto the page, but also constructed and consolidated by these very texts. Pearl argues that the division between realist and postmodern, and gay and queer, respectively, is determined by whether the experience expressed and accounted is mediated through the psychoanalytic categories of mourning or melancholia, and is marked by a kind of coherence or chaos in the texts themselves. This study presents an important development in scholarly work in gay literary studies, queer theory, and AIDS representation."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pearl, Monica B
Dewey number
813.54093538
Index
index present
LC call number
PS169.A42
LC item number
P43 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Routledge studies in twentieth-century literature
Series volume
29
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • AIDS (Disease) in literature
  • Gays' writings, American
  • Loss (Psychology) in literature
  • Gay men
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • AIDS (Disease) in literature
  • Gay men
  • Gays' writings, American
  • Loss (Psychology) in literature
  • Literatur
  • Aids
  • Homosexualität
  • USA
  • AIDS
  • Homoseksualiteit
  • Bellettrie
  • Literaire thema's
  • AIDS
  • Sorg
  • Identitet
  • Amerikansk litterature
  • Aids i litteraturen
  • Homosexualitet i litteraturen
Label
AIDS literature and gay identity : the literature of loss, Monica B. Pearl
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-195) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Front Cover; AIDS Literature and Gay Identity; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction: Gay Grief; 2. Mourning, Identity, and Gay AIDS Fiction; 3. Queer AIDS Literature: The Hybrid Text; 4. Queer AIDS Literature: Ontology, Melancholia, Fetishism; 5. Survival and Marriage; 6. Conversations and Queer Filiation; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
823719454
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 200 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203098615
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)823719454
Label
AIDS literature and gay identity : the literature of loss, Monica B. Pearl
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-195) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Front Cover; AIDS Literature and Gay Identity; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction: Gay Grief; 2. Mourning, Identity, and Gay AIDS Fiction; 3. Queer AIDS Literature: The Hybrid Text; 4. Queer AIDS Literature: Ontology, Melancholia, Fetishism; 5. Survival and Marriage; 6. Conversations and Queer Filiation; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
823719454
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 200 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203098615
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)823719454

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