Cotton's queer relations : same-sex intimacy and the literature of the southern plantation, 1936-1968 / Michael P. Bibler
- Bibler, Michael P., 1971-
- Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2009.
- Physical Description:
- x, 298 pages ; 23 cm
- Introduction: in the kitchens and on the verandas -- Nation and plantation between Gone with the wind and black power: the example of Ernest J. Gaines's Of love and dust -- Planters and lovers. Intraracial homoeroticism and the loopholes of taboo in William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! ; Homo-ness and fluidity in Tennessee Williams's Cat on a hot tin roof -- The southern kitchen romance. A queer sense of justice in Lillian Hellman's dramas of the Hubbard family ; Katherine Anne Porter, Margaret Walker, and the uncomfortable compromise of black women's autonomy -- The queer black fraternity. Sex, community, and rebellion in William Styron's The confessions of Nat Turner ; Arna Bontemps's Black thunder: between masculine politics and feminine difference -- Conclusion: on the southern plantation, real love is always ambivalent.
- American fiction—Southern States—History and criticism
- American fiction—20th century—History and criticism
- Homosexuality and literature—United States—History—20th century
- Homosexuality in literature
- African Americans in literature
- Race relations in literature
- Plantation life in literature
- Social change in literature
- 9780813927916 (cloth : alk. paper)
0813927919 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780813927923 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0813927927 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -288) and index.
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