¿Entiendes?: Queer Readings, Hispanic Writings (Series Q) - Bergmann, Emilie L; Smith, Paul Julian (1995)
ISBN 9780822316152
Genre LGBT Studies, General Works
Subject Homosexuality and literature; Homosexuality in literature; Spanish American literature - History and criticism; Spanish literature - History and criticism
Publisher Duke University Press
Publication Date 1995
Format Paperback (236 x 158 mm)
Language eng
Plot
"¿Entiendes?" is literally translated as "Do you understand? Do you get it?" But those who do "get it" will also hear within this question a subtler meaning: "Are you queer? Are you one of us?" The issues of gay and lesbian identity represented by this question are explored for the first time in the context of Spanish and Hispanic literature in this groundbreaking anthology.
Combining intimate knowledge of Spanish-speaking cultures with contemporary queer theory, these essays address texts that share both a common language and a concern with lesbian, gay, and bisexual identities. Using a variety of approaches, the contributors tease the homoerotic messages out of a wide range of works, from chronicles of colonization in the Caribbean to recent Puerto Rican writing, from the work of Cervantes to that of the most outrageous contemporary Latina performance artists. This volume offers a methodology for examining work by authors and artists whose sexuality is not so much open as "an open secret," respecting, for example, the biographical privacy of writers like Gabriela Mistral while responding to the voices that speak in their writing. Contributing to an archeology of queer discourses, ¿Entiendes? also includes important studies of terminology and encoded homosexuality in Argentine literature and Caribbean journalism of the late nineteenth century.
Whether considering homosexual panic in the stories of Borges, performances by Latino AIDS activists in Los Angeles, queer lives in turn-of-the-century Havana and Buenos Aires, or the mapping of homosexual geographies of 1930s New York in Lorca’s "Ode to Walt Whitman," ¿Entiendes? is certain to stir interest at the crossroads of sexual and national identities while proving to be an invaluable resource.
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Collection Status In Collection
Index 317
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Product Details
LoC Classification PQ7081.A1E59 1995
Dewey 860.9/353
Cover Price $25.95
No. of Pages 448
Notes
Includes index.