Tropics of Desire: Interventions from Queer Latino America (Sexual Cultures Book 12) Kindle Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0814769539
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Editorial Reviews


"Incisive and witty, Quiroga's survey of the constructions of homosexuality in Latin America and the Latino U.S. includes brilliant readings of major literary figuresVillaurrutia, Pinera, Cabreraas well as pop culture icons, from La Lupe to Ricky Martin." -- Daniel Balderston,Chair of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Iowa

"A brilliant and provocative book, admirably observant of historical detail and subtly attentive to cultural nuance. Quiroga shies away from easy generalizations and painstakingly, lovingly, reflects on a variety of Latin American and Latino queer manifestations, from literature to performance. This luminous critical exercise is matched by the author's no less dazzling prose. This book not only furthers queer studies in Latin America, it is, in itself, a beautiful performance that should not be missed." -- Sylvia Molloy,Albert Schweitzer Professor of Humanities, New York University

"I've been waiting for this book, savoring its previews. Reading Quiroga's agile and powerful prose is itself one of the adventures offered here. His balancing act between deadly serious issues of identity and control and the fun and pride of maneuvering accentuates these spectacular accounts of lesbian and gay creativity in the dense social contexts of Latino lives." -- Doris Sommer,Professor of Latin American Literature, Harvard University

"A vivid analysis of how many Latin Americans have crafted alternative modes of understanding sexuality." ― Hispanic American Historical Review
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Jose Quiroga is Professor of Spanish at The George Washington University and author of Understanding Octavio Paz. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B004DUMMX6
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ NYU Press (November 1, 2000)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ November 1, 2000
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3493 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 425 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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