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Henry James and the Queerness of Style by Kevin Ohi
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Dec 13, 11

bookshelves: queer-theory, queer-lit, the-abandoned-halfway
Read in December, 2011

Disappointing—it doesn't fulfill the promise of either the book title, the elegant cover or the title of the introduction, "On the Erotics of Literary Style." I was hoping to find some useful application to larger questions of queer(ed) writing, but it's mostly just a close reading of James's writing (fiction and otherwise) that's so specific as to not have much immediate application outside of James's own texts.
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