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The Resource Queer Aging in North American Fiction, by Linda M. Hess, (electronic book)

Queer Aging in North American Fiction, by Linda M. Hess, (electronic book)

Label
Queer Aging in North American Fiction
Title
Queer Aging in North American Fiction
Statement of responsibility
by Linda M. Hess
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Exploring representations of queer aging in North American fiction, this book illuminates a rich yet previously unheeded intersection within American culture. At a time when older LGBTQ persons gradually gain visibility in gerontological studies and in the media, this work provides a critical perspective concerned with the ways in which the narratives and images we have at our disposal shape our realities. Each chapter shines a spotlight on a significant work of queer fiction, beginning with post-WWII novels and ending with filmic representations of the 2010s, exploring narratives as both reflections and agents of broader cultural negotiations concerning queer sexuality and aging. As a result, the book not only redresses queer aging's history of invisibility, but also reveals narratives of queer aging to be particularly apt in casting new light on the ways in which growing older is perceived and conceptualized in North American culture.
Cataloging source
VT2
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hess, Linda M
Dewey number
809.7
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • America-Literatures
  • Literature
  • Motion pictures
  • Queer theory
  • Literature
  • Motion pictures
  • Queer theory
Label
Queer Aging in North American Fiction, by Linda M. Hess, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
1. Introduction: Queer Aging and the Significance of Representation -- 2. The Older Lesbian as Predator: Dorothy Baker's Trio: A Novel (1943) -- 3. The Menace of Gay Aging: James Baldwin's Giovanni's Room (1956) -- 4. Lesbian Feminist Aging: June Arnold's Sister Gin (1975) -- 5. Gay Times in NYC: Andrew Holleran's Dancer from the Dance (1978) -- 6. Gay Aging after AIDS: Andrew Holleran's The Beauty of Men (1996) -- 7. Visible Old Lesbians: Suzette Mayr's The Widows (1998) -- 8. New Stories About Gay Aging: Mike Mills' Beginners (2010) -- 9. Lesbian Aging Hits The Road: Thom Fitzgerald's Cloudburst (2011) -- 10. Conclusion: Ask What Queer Aging Can Do For You
Control code
on1156402592
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2019.
Extent
1 online resource (XI, 240 p. :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783030034658
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-030-03466-5
Other physical details
online resource.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1156402592
Label
Queer Aging in North American Fiction, by Linda M. Hess, (electronic book)
Publication
Contents
1. Introduction: Queer Aging and the Significance of Representation -- 2. The Older Lesbian as Predator: Dorothy Baker's Trio: A Novel (1943) -- 3. The Menace of Gay Aging: James Baldwin's Giovanni's Room (1956) -- 4. Lesbian Feminist Aging: June Arnold's Sister Gin (1975) -- 5. Gay Times in NYC: Andrew Holleran's Dancer from the Dance (1978) -- 6. Gay Aging after AIDS: Andrew Holleran's The Beauty of Men (1996) -- 7. Visible Old Lesbians: Suzette Mayr's The Widows (1998) -- 8. New Stories About Gay Aging: Mike Mills' Beginners (2010) -- 9. Lesbian Aging Hits The Road: Thom Fitzgerald's Cloudburst (2011) -- 10. Conclusion: Ask What Queer Aging Can Do For You
Control code
on1156402592
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2019.
Extent
1 online resource (XI, 240 p. :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783030034658
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-030-03466-5
Other physical details
online resource.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1156402592

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