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Sissy! : the effeminate paradox in postwar US literature and culture

Author: Harry Thomas, Jr.
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : The University of Alabama Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers an innovative exploration of postwar representations of effeminate men and boys. Sissy! The Effeminate Paradox in Postwar US Literature and Culture expands on recent cultural criticism that  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Thomas, Jr.
ISBN: 9780817391485 0817391487
OCLC Number: 1003488276
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 240 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Saying "Oh yeah!" to sissies: fascinating effeminacy defined --
The sympathetic sissy: Carson McCullers, Truman Capote, and fascinating effeminacy in postwar US literature --
The straight-acting gay man versus the truth-telling queen: Gore Vidal, James Baldwin, and gay men's debates about effeminacy --
"I [heart] boys who sparkle": straight female fandom and fascinating effeminacy --
Amplifying the paradox: effeminacy in the age of HIV/AIDS --
"The sissy triumphant": fascinating effeminacy goes mainstream --
Conclusion: "Our makeup is terrible, but I love you anyway": why fascinating effeminacy matters in the twenty-first century.
Responsibility: Harry Thomas Jr.

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