By Monica B. Pearl
This e-book discusses the importance of overdue 20th century and early 21st century American fiction written in accordance with the AIDS situation and interrogates how sexual identification is depicted and developed textually. Pearl develops Freudian psychoanalytic conception in a fancy account of the ways that grief is expressed and labored out in literature, exhibiting how key texts from the AIDS challenge by way of authors comparable to Edmund White, Michael Cunningham, Eve Sedgwick – and in addition, later, the documents of The ACT UP Oral historical past venture - lie either in the culture of homosexual writing and a postmodernist poetics. The booklet demonstrates how literary texts either reveal and build own id, how they divulge and convey sexual identities, and the way homosexual and queer identities have been written onto the web page, but additionally developed and consolidated via those very texts. Pearl argues that the department among realist and postmodern, and homosexual and queer, respectively, is dependent upon even if the adventure expressed and accounted is mediated throughout the psychoanalytic different types of mourning or melancholia, and is marked by means of one of those coherence or chaos within the texts themselves. This research provides an immense improvement in scholarly paintings in homosexual literary experiences, queer concept, and AIDS representation.
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AIDS Literature and Gay Identity: The Literature of Loss (Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature) by Monica B. Pearl