Double Agents

Double Agents

Espionage, Literature, and Liminal Citizens

eBook - 2013
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Why were white bourgeois gay male writers so interested in spies, espionage, and treason in the twentieth century? Erin G. Carlston believes such figures and themes were critical to exploring citizenship and its limits, requirements, and possibilities in the modern Western state. Through close readings of Marcel Proust's novels, W.H. Auden's poetry, and Tony Kushner's play Angels in America, which all reference real-life espionage cases involving Jews, homosexuals, or Communists, Carlston connects gay men's fascination with spying to larger debates about the making and contestation of ...
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2013
ISBN: 9780231510097
0231510098
9780231136730
9780231136723
Characteristics: 1 online resource (332 pages) : illustrations

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