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Gay and Lesbian Historical Fiction: Sexual Mystery and Post-Secular Narrative (Hardback)
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Gay and Lesbian Historical Fiction: Sexual Mystery and Post-Secular Narrative (Hardback)

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Hardback 218 Pages / Published: 09/04/2008
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The first extensive study of gay and lesbian historical fiction, this book demonstrates how the highly popular sub-genre helps us understand gay and lesbian history. It shows not only why the sub-genre should be taken more seriously by historians but also how it implicitly works to ameliorate divisions between Christianity and homosexuality.

Publisher: Palgrave USA
ISBN: 9781403976550
Number of pages: 218
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 15 mm


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"Considered the first full-length study of its kind, Norman W. Jones's Gay and Lesbian Historical Fiction defends its subject matter from criticisms of anachronisms, like including gay characters before such terms existed . . . Jones's study is a foundational step in the right direction." - Modern Fiction Studies"An astute reader, prodigiously well-read, Jones discovers inside queer historical novels the powerful ghosts of Christianities pronounced dead - ghosts who guard still the mysteries of articulate desire.He urges us not to exorcise them.He shows instead how to coax such scorching angels with the riddles of re-imagined memories." - Mark D. Jordan, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Religion at Emory University; Author of The Invention of Sodomy in Christian Theology and The Ethics of Sex

"This book succeeds splendidly on several different fronts. Jones has internalized every arcane turn in queer studies of the past fifteen years, yet writes with scrupulous clarity. More than an engaging and incisive analysis of gay and lesbian historical fiction, it is an original and significant contribution to gay and lesbian histories, and even to religious studies, Jones brilliantly uncovering the intimate interconnections between coming-out and conversion narratives. The result is a transdisciplinary and post-theoretical tour de force." - Stephen D. Moore, Author of God s Gym: Divine Male Bodies of the Bible and God s Beauty Parlor: And Other Queer Spaces in and around the Bible

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