Double agents : espionage, literature, and liminal citizens /

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 readi...

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Main Author: Carlston, Erin G., 1962-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2013.
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Summary: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 ...
Physical Description:1 online resource (332 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-314) and index.
ISBN:9780231510097
0231510098