Is the Rectum a Grave?: and Other Essays

Is the Rectum a Grave?: and Other Essays

by Leo Bersani

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ISBN-13: 9780226043449
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/15/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 325 KB

About the Author

Leo Bersani is professor emeritus of French at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Homos and coauthor, with Adam Phillips, of Intimacies, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

Table of Contents



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



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