Confessions of the Letter Closet: Epistolary Fiction and by Patrick Paul Garlinger PDF

By Patrick Paul Garlinger

ISBN-10: 0816644934

ISBN-13: 9780816644933

ISBN-10: 0816644942

ISBN-13: 9780816644940

By the start of the 20 th century, epistolary novels in Spain more and more grappled with homoerotic and gay hope, treating it as a mystery communicated via inner most letters from one reader to a different. Patrick Paul Garlinger finds how this personal version persists in those fictions of letter writing from the early 20th century to the current, framing expressions of queer wish in confessional phrases: secrecy, guilt, morality, and disgrace. Confessions of the Letter Closet attracts on queer thought and psychoanalysis, archival examine on letter writing as a social perform and at the creation of the postal procedure in Spain, and old insights into the influence of Spanish legislation concerning the inviolability of correspondence on epistolary fiction. Garlinger examines how the epistolary novel represents - and is implicated in - the homophobia and psychic ambivalence round sexuality and id with which Spanish gays and lesbians fight, regardless of major felony advances and elevated social tolerance. Addressing either female and male hope and drawing hyperlinks to epistolary traditions open air of Spain, Confessions of the Letter Closet is going past the specifics of Spanish literature to give a contribution extra greatly to queer thought, the research of epistolary fiction, and an figuring out of autobiography and confessional discourse.

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