Broken Fever: Reflections of Gay Boyhood

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Macmillan, 2002 M09 4 - 256 páginas
What are the roots of personal identity? In this collection of essays, James Morrison searches for answers within the experiences and emotional reality of his own childhood in an attempt to pinpoint the beginnings of his own gay self-identity.

"Although from the vantage point of my present self, I do not remember a time in my life when I was not 'gay,' I know that the arrival at any avowed identity is always a complex process of affirmation and negation, refusal and identification." It is this process, and specifically the ways gay identity circulates before it is even spoken, that Morrison seeks to distill in specific experiences. From the beginnings of questioning his religion to exploring his first boyhood attraction, Morrison's experiences are chronicled honestly and compellingly.
 

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BROKEN FEVER: Reflections of a Gay Boyhood

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A collection of essays in which Morrison probes the beginnings of his gay self-identity—a process undoubtedly more intriguing for him than it is for us.The author treads familiar ground in queer ... Leer comentario completo

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HE WASNT THERE AGAIN TODAY
1
SAVED
34
PRACTICE
48
CHECKS AND BALANCES
81
QUESTIONS OF TRAVEL
105
TENDER
111
THE ANIMALS GLANCE
150
HOLY TERROR
177
THE INFERNAL TWONESS
185
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James Morrison is an Associate Professor of Film and English at North Carolina State University. He is the author of Passport to Hollywood: Hollywood Films, European Directors, and his work has been widely published in anthologies, magazines, and journals. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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