Deep Gossip

Deep Gossip Henry Abelove literary critic astute historian and pioneer in queer studies offers interdisciplinary views on the connections between politics culture and sexuality Deep Gossip addresses the wil

  • Title: Deep Gossip
  • Author: Henry Abelove
  • ISBN: 9780816638277
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Paperback
  • Henry Abelove, literary critic, astute historian, and pioneer in queer studies, offers interdisciplinary views on the connections between politics, culture, and sexuality Deep Gossip addresses the willful misreading of Freud s views on homosexuality among American psychoanalysts reconsiders sexual practice during England s eighteenth century assesses the contemporary reHenry Abelove, literary critic, astute historian, and pioneer in queer studies, offers interdisciplinary views on the connections between politics, culture, and sexuality Deep Gossip addresses the willful misreading of Freud s views on homosexuality among American psychoanalysts reconsiders sexual practice during England s eighteenth century assesses the contemporary relevance of Thoreau s Walden, particularly to queer politics and traces the emergence of a queer critique of previous approaches to lesbian and gay history Abelove uncovers the origins of American studies as a scholarly discipline and evaluates the impact of literature specifically the same sex eroticism found in works by such writers as James Baldwin, Elizabeth Bishop, Paul Bowles, and Ned Rorem on the gay liberation movement of the 1970s The essays gathered in Deep Gossip confirm Henry Abelove s reputation as one of America s leading thinkers on the cultural politics of sexuality.

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    1. I met Henry Abelove at Dorothy Wang's book party, and was introduced to his book of essays called Deep Gossip. The title is taken from Allen Ginsberg's elegy for Frank O' Hara. After describing O'Hara as a "Curator of funny emotions," Ginsberg praises him for his ear "for our deep gossip." The essays are as engrossing as gossip, an apt compliment if we think of gossip as the sharing of information between disempowered people. In these essays, Abelove performs careful and gracious corrections to [...]

    2. A fascinating read. Abelove offers brief but provocative essays that reevaluate the relationship between queer studies and American studies.

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