Precious Perversions

Precious Perversions

Humor, Homosexuality, and the Southern Literary Canon

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Southern literature has long been heralded for its tragic sentiments, in its somber and necessary acknowledgments of the region's tormented past, as it has concomitantly asserted an overarchingly heteronormative vision of Southern life. Yet a pantheon of great authors, ranging from Tennessee Williams, Carson McCullers, and Truman Capote to the present-day voices of Florence King, Dorothy Allison, and David Sedaris, collectively attest both to the vibrancy of queer experience and to the prevalence of humor found in this rich regional canon. In Precious Perversions: Humor, Homosexuality, and the Southern Literary Canon, Tison Pugh challenges the premises that elevate William Faulkner and diminish Rita Mae Brown, that esteem Walker Percy yet marginalize David Sedaris, by arguing for the inclusion of gay comic authors as defining voices in the field.
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 2016
ISBN: 9780807162699
0807162698
9780807162705
9780807162729
9780807162712
Branch Call Number: 810.9975 Pu
Description: 218 pages ; 24 cm

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