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James Baldwin and the Queer Imagination

Brim, Matt

Verlag: University of Michigan Press, 2014
ISBN 10: 047207234X / ISBN 13: 9780472072347
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Titel: James Baldwin and the Queer Imagination

Verlag: University of Michigan Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2014

Einband: Hardcover

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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Stepping back to examine the relationship between Baldwin and queer theory, Brim unveils new critical insights that their complicated pairing provides. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_usedgood_047207234X

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Inhaltsangabe: The central figure in black gay literary history, James Baldwin has become a familiar touchstone for queer scholarship in the academy. Matt Brim?s  James Baldwin and the Queer Imagination draws on the contributions of queer theory and black queer studies to critically engage with and complicate the project of queering Baldwin and his work. Brim argues that Baldwin animates and, in contrast, disrupts both the black gay literary tradition and the queer theoretical enterprise that have claimed him. More paradoxically, even as Baldwin?s fiction brilliantly succeeds in imagining queer intersections of race and sexuality, it simultaneously exhibits striking queer failures, whether exploiting gay love or erasing black lesbian desire. Brim thus argues that Baldwin?s work is deeply marked by ruptures of the ?unqueer? into transcendent queer thought?and that readers must sustain rather than override this paradoxical dynamic within acts of queer imagination.

Über den Autor: Matt Brim is Associate Professor of Queer Studies in the English department at the College of Staten Island, CUNY.

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