But these are things that had as powerful an effect on heterosexual writers. There Should Be Flowers. Stein had studied psychology under William James — and believed, with him, that one's identity preceded language. Soma tics for the Future Wilderness. This is poetry that does not flinch from life but rather confronts it head-on. Find on IndieBound Worldcat.
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Drawing on Foucault, this book, with extensive analyses of Melville and James, among others, is one of the key texts in queer studies. Melville's isolatoes exemplify Emersonian self-reliance, but homosexuality in Isherwood's and Holleran's works is seen all too accurately as a rite of passage into a diminished sexual and emotional maturity that no culture should wish on its members. Other plays by Williams are equally disturbing in this regard, notably Suddenly Last Summerin which the character Sebastian Venable is consumed, literally, by the young boys he has seduced. Unlike Foucault, Stein did not see society as necessarily or desirably the product of language. No one, however, has yet found evidence that these friendships were physically intimate. Modernism had been preeminently a heterosexual movement, marked in some writers—E.
Why I Writeby Reginald Shepherd In this essay, Reginald Shepherd reveals his reasons for writing and the nature of his intentions in his poetry. Given Thoreau's notorious prudishness and the reservations about sex he expressed in Waldenit is uncertain whether he intended to imply any physical or genital relationship in these line, but Walter Harding has presented compelling evidence for seeing Thoreau's relationships with men as more important to him than his relationships with women. Stein subverted the linguistic authority through which the paternalistic, heterosexual culture of her day defined itself. Night Sky with Exit Wounds Apr 5, Most of these stories, in retrospect, seem embarrassingly self-indulgent, but they include a few highly regarded works like Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown b. The sodomite had been a temporary aberration; the homosexual was now a species.