Is the Rectum a Grave?: and Other Essays

Is the Rectum a Grave?: and Other Essays

by Leo Bersani
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0226043525

ISBN-13: 9780226043524

Pub. Date: 12/15/2009

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Over the course of the distinguished career, critic, Leo Bersani has tackled a range of issues in his writing, and this collection gathers together some of his finest and hardest to find work. Beginning with one of the foundations of queer theory-his famous mediation on the relation between sex and self-shattering, "Is the Rectum a Grave?"-this volume charts the

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Over the course of the distinguished career, critic, Leo Bersani has tackled a range of issues in his writing, and this collection gathers together some of his finest and hardest to find work. Beginning with one of the foundations of queer theory-his famous mediation on the relation between sex and self-shattering, "Is the Rectum a Grave?"-this volume charts the inspired connections Bersani has made between sexuality, psychoanalysis, and aesthetics. Documenting over two decades in the life of one of the best minds working in the humanities today, Is the Rectum a Grave? and Other Essays is a unique opportunity to explore the fruitful career of a formidable intellect.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226043524
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
12/15/2009
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

 

Part 1 | The Sexual Subject

 

1 Is the Rectum a Grave?

2 Is There a Gay Art?

3 Gay Betrayals

4 Sociability and Cruising

5 Aggression, Gay Shame, and Almodóvar’s Art

 

Part 2 | Toward an Aesthetic Subject

 

6 Against Monogamy

7 Sociality and Sexuality

8 Can Sex Make Us Happy?

9 Fr- oucault and the End of Sex

10 Psychoanalysis and the Aesthetic Subject

11 The Will to Know

 

Part 3 | Two Interviews

 

12 A Conversation with Leo Bersani with Tim Dean, Hal Foster, and Kaja Silverman

13 Beyond Redemption: An Interview with Leo Bersani with Nicholas Royle

 

Index

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