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Feeling backward : loss and the politics of queer history

Author: Heather Love
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007.
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"Feeling Backward weighs the costs of the contemporary move to the mainstream in lesbian and gay culture. While the widening tolerance for same-sex marriage and for gay-themed media brings dear benefits, gay assimilation entails other losses - losses that have been hard to identify or mourn, since many aspects of historical gay culture are so closely associated with the pain and shame of the closet."
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Love, Heather.
Feeling backward.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)648561610
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Love
ISBN: 9780674026520 0674026527 9780674032392 067403239X
OCLC Number: 124158782
Awards: Commended for Lambda Literary Awards (Arts & Culture) 2007
Description: 196 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Emotional rescue : the demands of queer history --
Force exile : Walter Pater's backward modernism --
The end of friendship : Willa Cather's sad kindred --
Spoiled identity : Radclyffe Hall's unwanted being --
Impossible objects : Sylvia Townsend Warner and the longing for revolution --
Epilogue: The politics of refusal.
Responsibility: Heather Love.
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Weighs the costs of the contemporary move to the mainstream in lesbian and gay culture. This book looks at early-twentieth-century queer novels often dismissed as "too depressing" and asks how we  Read more...

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