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Desire: A Memoir (Beyond Criticism) by Jonathan Dollimore

By Jonathan Dollimore

Fifty years after the Sexual Offences Act of 1967 decriminalised gay acts, Jonathan Dollimore explores, in, via and past the homosexual sub-cultures of towns like long island, Brighton and Sydney, what the recent freedoms intended for him and others within the following many years. He writes truthfully and movingly approximately his teenage appeal to threat and chance; of injuries and escapes; of interest as a flight from boredom; of suicidal melancholy and ecstasy; and, underneath all, of the lifetime of hope haunted and torn through loss.

For greater than thirty years Jonathan Dollimore has been one in all modern culture's such a lot influential critics of politics, literature, and sexuality. Desire: A Memoir, a hybrid of autobiography, meditation and philosophical mirrored image, explores the existential assets of his writing.

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