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100 1  Love, Heather.|0
245 10 Feeling backward :|bloss and the politics of queer history
       /|cHeather Love. 
264  1 Cambridge, Mass. :|bHarvard University Press,|c2007. 
300    196 pages ;|c25 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-188) and 
505 0  1. Emotional Rescue: The Demands of Queer History -- 2. 
       Forced Exile: Walter Pater's Backward Modernism -- 3. The 
       End of Friendship: Willa Cather's Sad Kindred -- 4. 
       Spoiled Identity: Radclyffe Hall's Unwanted Being -- 5. 
       Impossible Objects: Sylvia Townsend Warner and the Longing
       for Revolution -- Epilogue: The Politics of Refusal. 
520 1  "Feeling Backward weighs the costs of the contemporary 
       move to the mainstream in lesbian and gay culture. While 
       the widening tolerance for same-sex marriage and for gay-
       themed media brings dear benefits, gay assimilation 
       entails other losses - losses that have been hard to 
       identify or mourn, since many aspects of historical gay 
       culture are so closely associated with the pain and shame 
       of the closet." "Feeling Backward makes an effort to value
       aspects of historical gay experience that now threaten to 
       disappear, branded as embarrassing evidence of the bad old
       days before Stonewall. It looks at early twentieth-century
       queer novels often dismissed as "too depressing" and asks 
       how we might value and reclaim the dark feelings that they
       represent. Heather Love argues that instead of moving on, 
       we need to look backward and consider how this history 
       continues to affect us in the present." "Through readings 
       of Walter Pater, Willa Gather, Radclyffe Hall, and Sylvia 
       Townsend Warner, and through stimulating engagement with a
       range of critical sources, Feeling Backward argues for a 
       form of politics attentive to social exclusion and its 
       effects."--BOOK JACKET. 
650  0 Gays|0
       |xSocial conditions.|0
650  0 Gays|0
650  0 Gays in literature.|0
650  0 Gay culture.|0
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