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1 BROWNING, FRANK. The Culture Of Desire: Parradox And Perversity In Gay Lives Today.
Crown Forum, New York: 1993. 0517581922 / 9780517581926 First Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. 
This book is an inquiry into the faiths, practices, structure, and meanings of gay life in America, an exploration of the unwinding and reformulation of gender, the dissolution and reconstruction of family, the impulse toward community, the passage of generations, and an emerging reconciliation with death. It is both a personal investigation and a cultural exploration. Includes an Index. 
Price: 5.45 USD
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2 DARLING, CANDY. My For The World To See: The Diaries, Letters,and Drawings Of Candy Darling - Andy Warhol Superstar.
Hardy Marks Publications, Honolulu: 1997. 094536721X / 9780945367215 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. Includes locket. 
Here are writings and photos of this celebrated drag queen whom Andy Warhol turned into a celebrity. 
Price: 121.08 USD
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3 DRISKILL, QWO-LI; CHRIS FINLEY; BRIAN JOSEPH GILLEYQWO-LI; SCOTT LAURIA MORGENSEN (EDITORS). Queer Indigenous Studies: Critical Interventions In Theory, Politics, And Literature.
University of Arizona Press, Tucson: 2011. First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
"This book is an imagining." So begins this collection examining critical, Indigenous-centered approaches to understanding gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and Two-Spirit (GLBTQ2) lives and communities and the creative implications of queer theory in Native studies. This book is not so much a manifesto as it is a dialogue—a "writing in conversation"—among a luminous group of scholar-activists revisiting the history of gay and lesbian studies in Indigenous communities while forging a path for Indigenouscentered theories and methodologies. The bold opening to Queer Indigenous Studies invites new dialogues in Native American and Indigenous studies about the directions and implications of queer Indigenous studies. The collection notably engages Indigenous GLBTQ2 movements as alliances that also call for allies beyond their bounds, which the co-editors and contributors model by crossing their varied identities, including Native, trans, straight, non-Native, feminist, Two-Spirit, mixed blood, and queer, to name just a few. Rooted in the Indigenous Americas and the Pacific, and drawing on disciplines ranging from literature to anthropology, contributors to Queer Indigenous Studies call Indigenous GLBTQ2 movements and allies to center an analysis that critiques the relationship between colonialism and heteropatriarchy. By answering critical turns in Indigenous scholarship that center Indigenous epistemologies and methodologies, contributors join in reshaping Native studies, queer studies, transgender studies, and Indigenous feminisms. Based on the reality that queer Indigenous people "experience multilayered oppression that profoundly impacts our safety, health, and survival," this book is at once an imagining and an invitation to the reader to join in the discussion of decolonizing queer Indigenous research and theory and, by doing so, to partake in allied resistance working toward positive change. "Queer Indigenous Studies is an important contribution to queer social theory, Native studies, and the ethnography of American misunderstanding and the culture of comparison." -Center for Great Plains Studies "Drawing upon diverse fields ranging from anthropology, gender, sociology, feminism, ethnic and indigenous cultures, this book is a groundbreaking attempt to analyze politicized points intersecting the controversial discourses of queer and indigenous studies." -AlterNative "Raises the bar for critical discussions of race, gender, sexuality, and beyond."—JAC: A Journal of Rhetoric, Culture, & Politics Queer Indigenous Studies 258 Pages 6 x 9 x 0.7 Published: 2011 Paperback () Related I 
Price: 33.20 USD
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4 EBERT, ALAN. The Homosexuals.
Macmillan Publishing Company, New York: 1977. 0025347705 / 9780025347700 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
17 homosexual men speak for themselves, freely and without fear of judgment. In these interviews, taut with drama and self-revelation, Alan Ebert enables each man to create his own individual self-portrait. What results is not a picture of "the homosexual" but a medley of stories filled with humor, anger, love, tragedy, and pride, which in their cumulative impact explode the myths American society still holds about homosexuals. 
Price: 8.08 USD
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5 HENNESSY, CHRISTOPHER; BRAM, CHRISTOPHER (FOREWORD). Our Deep Gossip: Conversations With Gay Writers On Poetry And Desire.
University of Wisconsin Press, Madison: 2013. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
From Walt Whitman forward, a century and a half of radical experimentation and bold speech by gay and lesbian poets has deeply influenced the American poetic voice. In Our Deep Gossip, Christopher Hennessy interviews eight gay men who are celebrated American poets and writers: Edward Field, John Ashbery, Richard Howard, Aaron Shurin, Dennis Cooper, Cyrus Cassells, Wayne Koestenbaum, and Kazim Ali. The interviews showcase the complex ways art and life intertwine, as the poets speak about their early lives, the friends and communities that shaped their work, the histories of gay writers before them, how sex and desire connect with artistic production, what coming out means to a writer, and much more. While the conversations here cover almost every conceivable topic of interest to readers of poetry and poets themselves, the book is an especially important, poignant, far-reaching, and enduring document of what it means to be a gay artist in twentieth- and early twenty-first-century America. Christopher Hennessy is the author of Outside the Lines: Talking with Contemporary Gay Poets and a collection of poems, Love-In-Idleness, which was a finalist for the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry. He is the associate editor for The Gay & Lesbian Review-Worldwide and lives in Boston, Massachusetts. "A powerful living archive of the great stakes and pleasures of contemporary queer poetry. Reading these pages often feels like a lucky and enriching eavesdropping." —Michael Snediker, author of Queer Optimism 
Price: 25.60 USD
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6 JANOVY, C. J. No Place Like Home: Lessons In Activism From Lgbt Kansas.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: 2018. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Far from the coastal centers of culture and politics, Kansas stands at the very center of American stereotypes about red states. In the American imagination, it is a place LGBT people leave. No Place Like Home is about why they stay. The book tells the epic story of how a few disorganized and politically naēve Kansans, realizing they were unfairly under attack, rolled up their sleeves, went looking for fights, and ended up making friends in one of the country's most hostile states. The LGBT civil rights movement's history in California and in big cities such as New York and Washington, DC, has been well documented. But what is it like for LGBT activists in a place like Kansas, where they face much stiffer headwinds? How do they win hearts and minds in the shadow of the Westboro Baptist Church? ("Christian" motto: "God Hates Fags")? Traveling the state in search of answers—from city to suburb to farm—journalist C. J. Janovy encounters LGBT activists who have fought, in ways big and small, for the acceptance and respect of their neighbors, their communities, and their government. Her book tells the story of these twenty-first-century citizen activists—the issues that unite them, the actions they take, and the personal and larger consequences of their efforts, however successful they might be. With its close-up view of the lives and work behind LGBT activism in Kansas, No Place Like Home fills a prairie-sized gap in the narrative of civil rights in America. The book also looks forward, as an inspiring guide for progressives concerned about the future of any vilified minority in an increasingly polarized nation. About the Author C. J. Janovy is an arts reporter and editor for KCUR (Public Radio Kansas City, MO) and former editor of The Pitch. "With fine prose and a big heart, No Place Like Home reminds us—once and for all—that flyover country is destination travel for those of us interested in contemporary American LGBT life. In Janovy's beautiful book, curious readers encounter wide-ranging responses to queer 'Kansas lifestyle' as it politically evolved over the past two decades. The individuals that she painstakingly chronicles across these pages will not be forgotten anytime soon." —Scott Herring, author of Another Country: Queer Anti-Urbanism "At heart, all politics are local. No Place Like Home: Lessons in Activism from LGBT Kansas is invaluable for insisting we understand that the battle for LGBT rights is vibrantly enacted and fought at the state and local levels, as well as nationally. C. J. Janovy has written a compelling, meticulously researched and sweeping tapestry of heroic moments—small and large—as women and men stand up to their municipalities, friends, colleagues, and neighbors to do the right thing. No Place Like Home is a masterful account of how issues such as marriage equality, AIDS, discrimination, transgender issues, and anti-gay violence shape the lives, politics, and actions of these brave everyday activists. This is a vital addition to the ever-growing body of literature on LGBT history."—Michael Bronski, author of A Queer History of the United States 
Price: 28.45 USD
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7 KELLNER, BRUCE (EDITOR) Some Conversational Interviews With Donald Windham.
The Feral Press, Oyster Bay: 2012 Limited, numbered edition of 100. s Softcover. Brand new book. Limited, numbered edition of 100. This is #30. 
Ehon style with folded paper pages and pasted paper binding. Illustrations include photographs of Windham's circle including Sandy Campbell, Truman Capote, Gore Vidal, Alice B. Toklas, Tennessee Williams, and Carl Van Vechten. 
Price: 18.76 USD
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8 MADDOX, BRENDA. Married And Gay: An Intimate Look At A Different Relationship.
Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich, New York: 1982. 0151574596 / 9780151574599 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Fair reading copy with marks on DJ. Stains on last pages. Ex library with usual labels, stamps and markings. 
Married and Gay. A contradiction in terms? Not necessarily - and certainly not to the millions of men and women married to a member of the opposite sex who is homosexual to one degree or the other. 
Price: 22.09 USD
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9 MELLO, JOSEPH. The Courts, The Ballot Box, And Gay Rights How Our Governing Institutions Shape The Same-sex Marriage Debate.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: 2016. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
If the same-sex marriage debate tells us one thing, its that rights do not exist in a vacuum. What works for one side at the ballot box often fails in the courtroom. Conservative opponents of same-sex marriage used appeals to religious liberty and parental rights to win ballot measure campaigns, but could not duplicate this success in court. Looking at the same-sex marriage debate at the ballot box and in the courts, this timely book offers unique insights into one of the most fluid social and legal issues of our day—and into the role of institutional context in how rights are used. Why, Joseph Mello asks, did conservative opponents of same-sex marriage enjoy such an advantage when debating this issue in the popular arena of a ballot measure campaign? And why were they less successful at mobilizing the language of rights in the courts? His analysis shows us that rights don't just entitle us to resources; they also shape the way we see ourselves and are perceived by others. Thus, by using the language of rights to frame their cause, conservative opponents of same-sex marriage were able to construe themselves as victims of oppression, their religious and moral beliefs under threat. The same language, however, proved less useful, or even counterproductive, in courtrooms, Mello concludes, because the court's norms and constraints force arguments to undergo more searching scrutiny—and rights-based arguments against same-sex marriage contain discriminatory stereotypes that cannot be supported with evidence. In its analysis of the same-sex marriage issue, The Courts, the Ballot Box, and Gay Rights provides insights that illuminate some of the most salient rights-based issues of our time—including affirmative action, abortion, immigration, and drug policy. The book offers a new way of understanding how such issues are decided, and how important context can be in determining the outcome. Joseph Mello is assistant professor of political science at DePaul University in Chicago "An interesting and thoughtful examination of how the political system shapes debates such as the same-sex marriage debate. The author attempts to help us better understand how institutional norms and constraints shape the debate over issues involving fundamental rights."—Choice "In The Courts, the Ballot Box, and Gay Rights, Joseph Mello provides a nuanced, detailed analysis of the importance of context for the development of arguments for and against same-sex marriage. This book fundamentally transforms our understanding of how social movements develop arguments by connecting two arenas of contention that are typically analyzed separately—the courts and the ballot box. "—Amy L. Stone, author of Gay Rights at the Ballot Box . . 
Price: 33.20 USD
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10 MOCK, CARLOS T; CABELLO, ANDREA ALESSANDRA (EDITOR). Borrowing Time: A Latino Sexual Odyssey.
Floricanto Press, Mountain View CA. 0915745542 / 9780915745548 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
n Borrowing Time: a Latino Sexual Odyssey we get a glimpse of the different manifestations of AIDS: the fear, the shame, the regrets and the final victory. The "AIDS" crisis has been an opportunity for the homosexual community for growth, for strengthening ties, for reclaiming rights from the government, and, above all, for reflection. The AIDS epidemic can be seen by many as a curse, and for others, as the opportunity to bring out the best in you. My work as a sex therapist over 23 years with couples and individuals—many of whom are gays, lesbians, and bisexuals—has put me in touch with an issue that inevitably comes up: feelings of self-hatred and shame that many homosexuals internalize. The lack of tolerance for sexual diversity and the myopic vision of many fundamentalist religious groups have contributed to the prejudices. Books like Borrowing Time: a Latino Sexual Odyssey can be antidotes for this lack of understanding and acceptance. It can also be a useful tool for any homosexual or lesbian to understand and accept him or herself, without judgments. It takes the reader, gay or straight, into the mind, heart and dreams of Juan Subira Rexach with great candor, honesty and humor. 
Price: 33.25 USD
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11 MOCK, CARLOS T; CABELLO, ANDREA ALESSANDRA (EDITOR). Borrowing Time: A Latino Sexual Odyssey.
Floricanto Press, Mountain View CA. 0915745542 / 9780915745548 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In Borrowing Time: a Latino Sexual Odyssey we get a glimpse of the different manifestations of AIDS: the fear, the shame, the regrets and the final victory. The "AIDS" crisis has been an opportunity for the homosexual community for growth, for strengthening ties, for reclaiming rights from the government, and, above all, for reflection. The AIDS epidemic can be seen by many as a curse, and for others, as the opportunity to bring out the best in you. My work as a sex therapist over 23 years with couples and individuals—many of whom are gays, lesbians, and bisexuals—has put me in touch with an issue that inevitably comes up: feelings of self-hatred and shame that many homosexuals internalize. The lack of tolerance for sexual diversity and the myopic vision of many fundamentalist religious groups have contributed to the prejudices. Books like Borrowing Time: a Latino Sexual Odyssey can be antidotes for this lack of understanding and acceptance. It can also be a useful tool for any homosexual or lesbian to understand and accept him or herself, without judgments. It takes the reader, gay or straight, into the mind, heart and dreams of Juan Subira Rexach with great candor, honesty and humor. 
Price: 22.75 USD
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12 MORELLA, JOSEPH & MAZZEI, GEORGE. Genius And Lust: The Creativity And Sexuality Of Cole Porter And Noel Coward.
Robson Books, London: 1995. 1861050143 / 9781861050144 Reprint Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
This extraordinary dual biography combines revealing biographical portraits of Porter and Coward with an absorbing account of the homosexual world that shaped their creative work. In it, the authors take a fresh approach to lives that remain unedningly interesting. Based on extensive new interviews with still-living friends, lovers and colleagues, it provides a new insight into our theatrical culture, while also showing how sexual scandals have ruined stars throughout show-business history and how little has really changed in the public perception of homosexuals since the days of Porter and Coward. Includes an Index. 
Price: 17.24 USD
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13 NESTLE JOAN & PRESTON, JOHN (EDITORS & INTRODUCTION). Sister & Brother: Lesbians & Gay Men Write About Their Lives Together.
HarperSanFrancisco, San Francisco: 1994. 006251055X / 9780062510556 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Brings together thirty deeply personal narratives of loving camaraderie between gay men and lesbians. Here are heartfelt writings from some of the most renowned names in gay and lesbian literature today, as well as some impressive debut appearances. 
Price: 8.98 USD
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14 RECHY, JOHN. City Of Night.
Grove Press, New York: 1963. Fourth Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. 
A personal narrative of describing one man's homosexual experiences, 
Price: 33.20 USD
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15 RICHMOND, LEN; NOGUERA, GARY (EDITORS); VOELLER, BRUCE (FOREWORD). The New Gay Liberation Book: Writings And Photographs About Gay (men's) Liberation.
Ramparts Press, California: 1979. 0878670718 / 9780878670710 First Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
The authors have produced a rich and varied collection of essays filled with experience, at turns joyful, witty, painful, conveying humanity and no small measure of inhumanity accorded to gay men by hostile, disturbed heterosexuals and, sadly, sometimes other gays. The present volume also demonstrates the support we have...we no longer are alone in the larger world. 
Price: 20.66 USD
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16 SINGER, BENNETT L. (EDITOR). Growing Up Gay / Growing Up Lesbian: A Literary Anthology.
The New Press, New York: 1994. 1565841034 / 9781565841031 Reprint Edition. Originally published under the title Growing Up Gay. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
The first literary anthology geared specifically to gay and lesbian youth. It includes more than fifty coming-of-age stories by established writers and by teenagers and has been hailed by writers, educators, activists, booksellers, and the press as an essential resource for young people - seeking to understand the gay and lesbian experience. Contributors include: James Baldwin, Jeanetter Winterson, David Leavitt, Rita Mae Brown, Aaron Fricke, Dorothy Allison, Paul Monette, Gloria Anzaldua, Essex Hemphill, Audre Lorde, Quentin Crisp, Radclyffe Hall, and many others. "An excellent introduction to gay and lesbian literature." - Lambda Book Report 
Price: 5.99 USD
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17 SOCARIDES, M.D., CHARLES W. Homosexuality.
Jason Aronson, New York and London: 1978. 0876683553 / 9780876683552 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
This volume consists of a complete revision of all the material in The Overt Homosexual, as well as corrections of any past errors, misstatements or misunderstandings, an expansion of all previous theoretical concepts and clinical material presented in the former volume, as ell as an introduction and elucidation of new theoretical constructs, a review of the major psychoanalytic literature published in the previous decade, both that dealing directly with homosexuality and that which has been vital to the author's understanding of it, additional chapters dealing with crucial aspects of the problem, e.g., disturbances of gender role formation (sexual identity), the problem of aggression, schizo-homosexual acting out, and the issue of ego-syntonicity, a systematized widely expanded, and vitally needed new section on the psychoanalytic therapy of homosexuality, and a comprehensive chart of homosexualities, their differentiating criteria and therapeutic implicaetions. Includes an Index. 
Price: 20.85 USD
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18 SOLOMON, MARC; PATRICK, DEVAL (FOREWORD). Winning Marriage: The Inside Story Of How Same-sex Couples Took On The Politicians And Pundits—and Won.
University Press of New England: Hanover and London: h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Ten years ago no state allowed same-sex couples to marry, support for gay marriage nationwide hovered around 30 percent, and politicians everywhere thought of it as the third rail of American politics—draw near at your peril. Today, same-sex couples can marry in seventeen states, polls consistently show majority support, and nearly three-quarters of Americans believe legalization is inevitable. In Winning Marriage Marc Solomon, a veteran leader in the movement for marriage equality, gives the reader a seat at the strategy-setting and decision-making table in the campaign to win and protect the freedom to marry. With depth and grace he reveals the inner workings of the advocacy movement that has championed and protected advances won in legislative, court, and electoral battles over the decade since the landmark Massachusetts ruling guaranteeing marriage for same-sex couples for the first time. From the gritty battles in the state legislatures of Massachusetts and New York to the devastating loss at the ballot box in California in 2008 and subsequent ballot wins in 2012 to the joyous victories of securing President Obama's support and prevailing in the Supreme Court, Marc Solomon has been at the center of one of the great civil and human rights movements of our time. Winning Marriage recounts the struggle with some of the world's most powerful forces—the Catholic hierarchy, the religious right, and cynical ultraconservative political operatives—and the movement's eventual triumph. 
Price: 26.08 USD
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19 TAFEL, RICHARD. Party Crasher: A Gay Republican Challenges Politics As Usual.
Simon and Schuster, Inc., New York: 1999. 0684837641 / 9780684837642 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Richard Tafel, head of the Log Cabin Republicans, issues a challenge to some of America's most sacred political institutions with an insightful analysis of the past, present, and future of gay politics in this country. Using personal anecdotes as well as the stories of other gay and lesbian Republicans, Rich Tafel succeeds in humanizing the struggle he and others have undertaken in their effort to have their party deal fairly with gays and gay issues, as well as their campaign to make gays aware of the benefits that can accrue from having political alliances with others besides traditional left-leaning Democrats. Includes an Index. 
Price: 15.96 USD
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20 VINCENT, J. KEITH. Two-timing Modernity: Homosocial Narrative In Modern Japanese Fiction.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2012. Harvard East Asian Monographs 352. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Until the late nineteenth century, Japan could boast of an elaborate cultural tradition surrounding the love and desire that men felt for other men. By the first years of the twentieth century, however, as heterosexuality became associated with an enlightened modernity, love between men was increasingly branded as "feudal" or immature. The resulting rupture in what has been called the "male homosocial continuum" constitutes one of the most significant markers of Japan's entrance into modernity. And yet, just as early Japanese modernity often seemed haunted by remnants of the premodern past, the nation's newly heteronormative culture was unable and perhaps unwilling to expunge completely the recent memory of a male homosocial past now read as perverse. Two-Timing Modernity integrates queer, feminist, and narratological approaches to show how key works by Japanese male authors—Mori Ogai, Natsume Soseki, Hamao Shiro, and Mishima Yukio—encompassed both a straight future and a queer past by employing new narrative techniques to stage tensions between two forms of temporality: the forward-looking time of modernization and normative development, and the "perverse" time of nostalgia, recursion, and repetition. J. Keith Vincent is Assistant Professor of Japanese and Comparative Literature at Boston University. "Offering incisive textual analyses of homosociality in the texts of three canonical writers (Mori Ogai, Natsume Soseki, and Mishima Yukio) and one relatively unknown writer (Hamao Shiro), Vincent examines the male homosocial continuum in Japanese fiction, exploring the way male-male relationships in the novels under discussion have been relegated to a historical and narrative past where they persist in the 'amber of memory.' …Vincent's study is unique in its careful articulation of the interface between the homosexual and the homosocial and the interaction both have with feminist theories and queer studies. What is perhaps even more significant, however, is the way Vincent reads the temporality of homosexual desire in both extratextual historical contexts and the intertextual narrative structure. In so doing, he shifts the focus of his argument from a general critique of culture to close textual readings. Here his literary analyses are astute, linguistically deft, and original. This is a path breaking work that will be an important resource for scholars of literature and sexuality."—R.L. Copeland, Choice "Keith Vincent creatively illuminates the narrative structures, reading practices, and cultural assumptions through which key Japanese texts from the first half of the twentieth century articulate the close proximity of historical and developmental understandings of male-male desire to modern formulations of homosociality. Meticulously researched and rigorously argued, Two-Timing Modernity is a most welcome contribution to the field."—James Reichert, Stanford University "In this absorbing study, Keith Vincent brings insight into the split of homosociality and heteronormativity imposed on the nation-state and the individual in modern Japan, demonstrating that sexuality is not only subject matter for literary narratives but that it also defines and is defined by the rhetoric of narration. Engaging the reader in careful rethinking of how these texts have been read—and how they should be read now—Vincent's book will resonate with a broad audience, making indelible marks in the fields of narrative studies, queer theory, and modern Japanese literature."—Atsuko Sakaki, University of Toronto "Two-Timing Modernity sets a new standard for innovative engagement with queer theory in Japanese literary studies. At the same time, this work reminds us that established approaches in literary studies such as narratology and 'good old' close reading still serve as great tools for cutting-edge scholarship."—Tomiko Yoda, Harvard University 
Price: 42.75 USD
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