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The Resource Never say I : sexuality and the first person in Colette, Gide, and Proust, Michael Lucey

Never say I : sexuality and the first person in Colette, Gide, and Proust, Michael Lucey

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Never say I : sexuality and the first person in Colette, Gide, and Proust
Title
Never say I
Title remainder
sexuality and the first person in Colette, Gide, and Proust
Statement of responsibility
Michael Lucey
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Never Say I reveals the centrality of representations of sexuality, and particularly same-sex sexual relations, to the evolution of literary prose forms in twentieth-century France. Rethinking the social and literary innovation of works by Marcel Proust, Andre Gide, and Colette, Michael Lucey considers these writers' production of a first-person voice in which matters related to same-sex sexuality could be spoken of. He shows how their writings and careers took on political and social import in part through the contribution they made to the representation of social groups that were only slowly coming to be publicly recognized. Proust, Gide, and Colette helped create persons and characters, points of view, and narrative practices from which to speak and write about, for, or as people attracted to those of the same sex. Considering novels along with journalism, theatrical performances, correspondences, and face-to-face encounters, Lucey focuses on the interlocking social and formal dimensions of using the first person. He argues for understanding the first person not just as a grammatical category but also as a collectively produced social artifact, demonstrating that Proust's, Gide's, and Colette's use of the first person involved a social process of assuming the authority to speak about certain issues, or on behalf of certain people. Lucey reveals these three writers as both practitioners and theorists of the first person; he traces how, when they figured themselves or other first persons in certain statements regarding same-sex identity, they self-consciously called attention to the creative effort involved in doing so."--Publisher's website
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DLC
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1960-
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Lucey, Michael
Dewey number
840/.9353
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ307.H6
LC item number
L83 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
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  • Homosexuality and literature
  • Homosexuality in literature
  • Lesbianism in literature
  • Self in literature
  • Autobiography in literature
  • French literature
  • Colette
  • Gide, André
  • Proust, Marcel
Label
Never say I : sexuality and the first person in Colette, Gide, and Proust, Michael Lucey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [303]-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Gide, Bourget, and Proust talking -- 2. Questions of register in and around 1902 -- 3. Colette, the Moulin Rouge, and Les Vrilles -- 4. Gide and posterity -- 5. Proust's queer metalepses -- 6. Sodom and Gomorrah : Proust's narrator's first person
Control code
65407370
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 321 pages
Isbn
9780822338574
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006011058
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 9780822338574
  • 9780822338970
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Never say I : sexuality and the first person in Colette, Gide, and Proust, Michael Lucey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [303]-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Gide, Bourget, and Proust talking -- 2. Questions of register in and around 1902 -- 3. Colette, the Moulin Rouge, and Les Vrilles -- 4. Gide and posterity -- 5. Proust's queer metalepses -- 6. Sodom and Gomorrah : Proust's narrator's first person
Control code
65407370
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 321 pages
Isbn
9780822338574
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006011058
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 9780822338574
  • 9780822338970
Other physical details
illustrations

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