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Leo Bersani - Is the Rectum a Grave? - 9780226043548 - V9780226043548
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Is the Rectum a Grave?

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Description for Is the Rectum a Grave? Paperback. Charts the connections that the author has made between sexuality, psychoanalysis, and aesthetics. This book considers the author's ideas alongside Freud's and helps gain a clearer understanding of human identity and how we relate to one another. Num Pages: 224 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: DNF; JFSK. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (UF) Further/Higher Education. Dimension: 230 x 153 x 12. Weight in Grams: 305.
Over the course of a distinguished career, critic Leo Bersani has tackled a range of issues in his writing, and this collection gathers together some of his finest work. Beginning with one of the foundations of queer theory - his famous meditation on how sex leads to a shattering of the self, "Is the Rectum a Grave?" - this volume charts the inspired connections Bersani has made between sexuality, psychoanalysis, and aesthetics. Over the course of these essays, Bersani grapples with thinkers ranging from Plato to Descartes to Georg Simmel. Foucault and Freud recur as key figures, and although Foucault ... Read more

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The University of Chicago Press United States
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About Leo Bersani
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.

Reviews for Is the Rectum a Grave?
"In this fascinating and disturbing book, two writers with prose styles and intellectual styles that are at once famously identifiable and intimately personal celebrate the possibility of relationships that defy identity and undo personality." - Stephen Greenblatt "This is a beautifully crafted book, one that underscores how the social life of the psyche is a matter of risk, wager, suspense, ... Read more

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