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Libidinal Currents: Sexuality and the Shaping of Modernism

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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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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
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