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Law and sexuality in Tennessee Williams's America

Author: Jacqueline O'Connor
Publisher: Madison [New Jersey] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, Lanham, Maryland : Copublished by the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., [2016] ©2016 [2016]
Series: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press series in law, culture, and the humanities.
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"This book explores the diverse representation of sexualities in Tennessee Williams's texts and argues for his creative response to the increase, prior to and following World War II, in criminal prosecution of transgressive sexual activity. It expands longstanding scholarly assessments of Williams's work, using the law as a framework to assess this writer's role as a cultural, political, and legal force  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
O'Connor, Jacqueline.
Law and sexuality in Tennessee Williams's America.
Madison [New Jersey] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016036475
Named Person: Tennessee Williams; Tennessee Williams; Tennessee Williams
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline O'Connor
ISBN: 9781611478938 1611478936
OCLC Number: 953162013
Description: xii, 215 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Illegal bodies --
Privacy and identity --
The power of disgust --
The fugitive kind --
The politics of recognition --
With dignity for all.
Series Title: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press series in law, culture, and the humanities.
Responsibility: Jacqueline O'Connor.

Abstract:

"This book explores the diverse representation of sexualities in Tennessee Williams's texts and argues for his creative response to the increase, prior to and following World War II, in criminal prosecution of transgressive sexual activity. It expands longstanding scholarly assessments of Williams's work, using the law as a framework to assess this writer's role as a cultural, political, and legal force participating in the normalization of diverse sexualities, during his lifetime and beyond."--
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In her introduction to this volume, O'Connor cites Williams's diary and letters to indicate his 'knowledge of the legal ramifications and the specific laws that restricted homosexual activity' during Read more...

 
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