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With Gay Cuban Nation, Emilio Bejel looks at Cuba's markedly homoerotic culture through writings about homosexuality, placing them in the social and political contexts that led up to the Cuban Revolution. By reading against the grain of a wide variety of novels, short stories, autobiographies, newspaper articles, and films, Bejel maps out a fascinating argument about the way in which different attitudes toward power and nationalism struggle for an authoritative stance on homosexual issues. Through close readings of writers such as José Martí, Alfonso Hernández-Catá, Carlos Montenegro, José Lezama Lima, Leonardo Padura Fuentes, and Reinaldo Arenas, whose heartbreaking autobiography, Before Night Falls, has enjoyed renewed popularity, Gay Cuban Nation shows that the category of homosexuality is always lurking, ghostlike, in the shadows of nationalist discourse. The book stakes out Cuba's sexual battlefield, and will challenge the homophobia of both Castro's revolutionaries and Cuban exiles in the States.

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With Gay Cuban Nation, Emilio Bejel looks at Cuba's markedly homoerotic culture through writings about homosexuality, placing them in the social and political contexts that led up to the Cuban Revolution. By reading against the grain of a wide variety of novels, short stories, autobiographies, newspaper articles, and films, he maps out a fascinating argument about the way in which nationalism and other institutions of power struggle for an authoritative stance on homosexual issues. Through close readings of writers such as José Martí, Ofelia Rodríguez Acosta, Carlos Montenegro, José Lezama Lima, Severo Sarduy, Achy Obejas, Sonia Rivera-Valdés, and Reinaldo Arenas, Gay Cuban Nation shows ultimately that the specter of homosexuality is always lurking in the shadows of nationalist discourse.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-245) and index.

About the Author

Emilio Bejel is a professor of Spanish American literature and literary theory at the University of Colorado at Boulder. In addition to seven collections of poetry and five books in Spanish, Bejel is the author of José Lezama Lima, Poet of the Image.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

PART I—THE BUILDING OF A CONDEMNATION

ONE An Apostolic Paradox

Colonizing the Effeminate Man

The Specter of the Manly Woman

TWO The Positivist Production of the Pederast

PART II—NEW SPACES AND NEW SUBJECTIVITIES

THREE The Feminist, the Garzona, and the Gay Man

Life Decrees

In the Night of the World

FOUR Another Positivist (Trans)Formation

FIVE A Prison-House of Womanless Men

PART III—REVOLUTIONARY NORMATIVITIES AND THEIR EFFECTS

SIX Creative Redemption in a Providential Teleology

SEVEN A Queer Response to Postmodern Simulation

EIGHT The (Auto)Biography of a Furious Dissident

NINE Attempting a Difficult Rectification

TEN (Un)Veiling Machismo

The Masks of Máscaras

The Search for an Elided Voice

Writing Lesbian Desire

ELEVEN Gender Trouble in the Land of the Butterflies

TWELVE Crossing Gender and National Boundaries

Dissemination, Consumerism, and New Stereotypes

Nostalgia for the New Home

An Aesthetics of Destabilization

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226041742
Author:
Bejel, Emilio
Publisher:
University Of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
General
Subject:
Homosexuality
Subject:
Nationalism
Subject:
Socialism
Subject:
Homosexuality in literature
Subject:
Homophobia in literature.
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
no.111
Publication Date:
20010901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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With Gay Cuban Nation, Emilio Bejel looks at Cuba's markedly homoerotic culture through writings about homosexuality, placing them in the social and political contexts that led up to the Cuban Revolution. By reading against the grain of a wide variety of novels, short stories, autobiographies, newspaper articles, and films, he maps out a fascinating argument about the way in which nationalism and other institutions of power struggle for an authoritative stance on homosexual issues. Through close readings of writers such as José Martí, Ofelia Rodríguez Acosta, Carlos Montenegro, José Lezama Lima, Severo Sarduy, Achy Obejas, Sonia Rivera-Valdés, and Reinaldo Arenas, Gay Cuban Nation shows ultimately that the specter of homosexuality is always lurking in the shadows of nationalist discourse.
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