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Published: 16 November 2017

176 Pages


ISBN: 9780190676537

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The Modernist Art of Queer Survival

Benjamin Bateman

Modernist Literature and Culture

  • Develops a collective and ecologically minded theory of survival previously unappreciated in canonical Modernism
  • Advances the controversial thesis that survival is richest in proximity to death and feelings of precariousness
  • Offers fresh readings of Modernist classics alongside breakthrough readings of less discussed texts
  • Stages a dynamic conversation between Modernism, queer theory, and environmental studies
  • The first text to substantially bring the thought of contemporary psychoanalyst Michael Eigen into conversation with literary and gender studies

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