Writing AIDS: Gay Literature, Language, and Analysis
Genre: Collection (Essays)
- Stanford, Ann Folwell
- Date of entry: Jul-03-1998
- Last revised: Dec-12-2006
This collection is introduced with an essay by Suzanne Poirier (editor of the journal, Literature and Medicine). The collection, describes Poirier, looks at how such equations as "sex = disease, homosexuality = disease, promiscuity = disease, and, finally, homosexuality = promiscuity = disease" are, in fact, being challenged, resisted, and "rewritten in a healing way in today's writing about the epidemic [found] in the literary presses, obituary columns, and even freshman compositions." The book contains thirteen essays and an annotated bibliography of AIDS literature from 1982 through 1991.
Columbia Univ. Press
Timothy F. Murphy & Suzanne Poirier