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The History of Sexuality, Volume 1 by Michel Foucault
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For a gender (i.e. queer) theory class. I'm supposed to read this in ONE WEEK.

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“Western man has become a confessing animal. Whence a metamorphosis in literature: we have passed from a pleasure to be recounted and heard, centering on the heroic or marvelous narration of ‘trials’ of bravery or sainthood, to a literature ordered according to the infinite task of extracting from the depths of oneself, in between the words, a truth which the very form of the confession holds out like a shimmering mirage.”
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January 15, 2009 – Shelved
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September 25, 2011 – Shelved as: school
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