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Dead letters sent : queer literary transmission

Author: Kevin Ohi
Publisher: Minneapolis [u.a.] : Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Literary texts that address tradition and the transmission of knowledge often seem concerned less with preservation than with loss, recurrently describing scenarios of what author Kevin Ohi terms "thwarted transmission." Such scenes, however, do not so much concede the impossibility of survival as look into what constitutes literary knowledge and whether it can properly be said to be an object to be transmitted,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Ohi
ISBN: 9780816694778 081669477X 9780816694785 0816694788
OCLC Number: 920416401
Notes: Machine generated contents note: Introduction -- Part I -- 1. Queer Transmission and The Symposium: Insult, Gay Suicide, and the Staggered Temporalities of Consciousness -- 2. Forgetting The Tempest -- Part II -- 3. Tradition in Fragments: Swinburne's "Anactoria" -- 4. Queer Atavism and Pater's Aesthetic Sensibility: "Hippolytus Veiled" and "The Child in the House" -- Part III -- 5. "That Strange Mimicry of Life by the Living": Queer Reading in Oscar Wilde's "The Portrait of Mr. W.H." -- 6. Erotic Bafflement and the Lesson of Oscar Wilde: De Profundis -- Part IV -- 7. Lessons of the Master: Henry James's Queer Pedagogy -- 8. The Beast's Storied End -- Part V -- 9. "My Spirit's Posthumeity" and the Sleeper's Outflung Hand: Queer Transmission in Absalom, Absalom! -- 10. "Vanished but not gone, fixed and held in the annealing dust": Initiations and Endings in Go Down, Moses -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index.
Description: 326 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Kevin Ohi.

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