1st Edition

The Other Orpheus A Poetics of Modern Homosexuality

By Merrill Cole Copyright 2003
    184 Pages
    by Routledge

    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    First published in 2003. This volume aims to re-establish an interest in poetry by integrating questions of prosody and aesthetics with political literary inquiry. The broader theoretical goal is nothing less than a rehabilitation of the concepts of affect and imagination, though the study also argues against anti-formalist approaches to literature.

    INTRODUCTION The Intellectual Life of the Feelings; Chapter 1 The Anatomy of Decision; Chapter 2 The Rack of Enchantments; Chapter 3 Jouissance of the Commodities; Chapter 4 Empire of the Closet; Chapter 5 Perversion's Permanent Target AFTERWORD A Lovely End; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography Index;


    Merrill Cole