Vested Interests

Author: Marjorie Garber
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136615776
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Beginning with the bold claim, "There can be no culture without the transvestite," Marjorie Garber explores the nature and significance of cross-dressing and of the West's recurring fascination with it. Rich in anecdote and insight, Vested Interests offers a provocative and entertaining view of our ongoing obsession with dressing up--and with the power of clothes.

Vested Interests

Author: Marjorie B. Garber
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415919517
Format: PDF
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A revolutionary and wide-ranging examination of transvestism ranging from Shakespeare and Mark Twain to Oscar Wilde and Peter Pan, from transsexual surgery and transvestite sororities to Madonna and Flip Wilson. The author examines the nature and importance of cross-dressing and society's recurring fascination with it. 40 pages of inserts, 8 in color.

Vested Interests

Author: Marjorie B. Garber
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415919517
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A revolutionary and wide-ranging examination of transvestism ranging from Shakespeare and Mark Twain to Oscar Wilde and Peter Pan, from transsexual surgery and transvestite sororities to Madonna and Flip Wilson. The author examines the nature and importance of cross-dressing and society's recurring fascination with it. 40 pages of inserts, 8 in color.

Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life

Author: Marjorie Garber
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136612831
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Bisexuality is about three centuries overdue . . . nevertheless, here it is: a learned, witty study of how our curious culture has managed to get everything wrong about sex." -Gore Vidal

The Medusa Reader

Author: Marjorie Garber
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136635416
Format: PDF, ePub
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Ranging from classical times to pop culture, this collection will appeal to art historians, feminists, classicists, cultural critics, and anyone interested in mythology.

The Turn to Ethics

Author: Marjorie Garber
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135205256
Format: PDF
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What kind of turn is the turn to ethics? A Right turn? A Left turn? A wrong turn? A U-turn? Ethics is back in literary studies, philosophy, and political theory. The philosophers, political theorists, literary critics and physician whose essays are collected here bring the particularities of their disciplines and training to a vital complex of questions.

Lieutenant Nun

Author: Catalina De Erauso
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807095664
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One of the earliest known autobiographies by a woman, this is the extraordinary tale of Catalina de Erauso, who in 1599 escaped from a Basque convent dressed as a man and went on to live one of the most wildly fantastic lives of any woman in history. A soldier in the Spanish army, she traveled to Peru and Chile, became a gambler, and even mistakenly killed her own brother in a duel. During her lifetime she emerged as the adored folkloric hero of the Spanish-speaking world. This delightful translation of Catalina's own work introduces a new audience to her audacious escapades.

Shakespeare After All

Author: Marjorie Garber
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307490810
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A brilliant and companionable tour through all thirty-eight plays, Shakespeare After All is the perfect introduction to the bard by one of the country’s foremost authorities on his life and work. Drawing on her hugely popular lecture courses at Yale and Harvard over the past thirty years, Marjorie Garber offers passionate and revealing readings of the plays in chronological sequence, from The Two Gentlemen of Verona to The Two Noble Kinsmen. Supremely readable and engaging, and complete with a comprehensive introduction to Shakespeare’s life and times and an extensive bibliography, this magisterial work is an ever-replenishing fount of insight on the most celebrated writer of all time.

Trumpet

Author: Jackie Kay
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307560813
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Supremely humane.... Kay leaves us with a broad landscape of sweet tolerance and familial love." —The New York Times Book Review In her starkly beautiful and wholly unexpected tale, Jackie Kay delves into the most intimate workings of the human heart and mind and offers a triumphant tale of loving deception and lasting devotion. The death of legendary jazz trumpeter Joss Moody exposes an extraordinary secret, one that enrages his adopted son, Colman, leading him to collude with a tabloid journalist. Besieged by the press, his widow Millie flees to a remote Scottish village, where she seeks solace in memories of their marriage. The reminiscences of those who knew Joss Moody render a moving portrait of a shared life founded on an intricate lie, one that preserved a rare, unconditional love.