T. F. & Poirier, S., eds. Murphy
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Writing AIDS: Gay Literature, Language, and Analysis
Murphy, T. F. & Poirier, S., eds.Last Updated: Dec-12-2006
- Stanford, Ann Folwell
Primary Category: Literature / Nonfiction
Genre: Collection (Essays)
Summary: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.