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Libidinal Currents: Sexuality and the Shaping of Modernism
From Kate Chopin and Virginia Woolf to William Faulkner and Doris Lessing, modern fiction surges with libidinal currents. The most powerful of these fictions are not merely about sex; rather, they attempt to incorporate the workings of eros into their narrative forms. In doing so, Joseph Allen Boone argues, these modern fictions of sexuality create a politics and poetics o ...more
Paperback, 528 pages
Published February 3rd 1998 by University Of Chicago Press
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May 17, 2011 Jesse marked it as read-sections
In his dissection of sexual expression and literary modernism Boone embraces the unstable, polymorphous quality of queer sexuality, and he takes on a dizzying array of texts for close analysis, from Brontë to Freud to Woolf to the Harlem Renaissance to Faulkner to Lessing and many others in between. Unfortunately I haven't had a chance to read beyond the sections devoted to Djuna Barnes and Tyler and Ford's The Young and the Evil, my two textual preoccupations this last year, but I will certainl ...more