Disease and Literature Aids In Literature - Essay

Aids In Literature

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)

Michael Denneny

SOURCE: "AIDS Writing and the Creation of a Gay Culture," in Confronting AIDS Through Literature: The Responsibilities of Representation, edited by Judith Laurence Pastore, University of Illinois Press, 1993, pp. 36-54.

[In the following essay, Denneny views AIDS as a catastrophic event of central importance to both gay literature and social history.]

In the Preface to The Birth Of The Clinic Michel Foucault writes: "It may well be that we belong to an age of criticism whose lack of a primary philosophy reminds us at every moment of its reign and its fatality: an age of intelligence that keeps us irremediably at a...

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