Sebald's Bachelors: Queer Resistance and the Unconforming Life

Sebald's Bachelors: Queer Resistance and the Unconforming Life

by Helen Finch


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This study shows that the potential for subversion personified by the German writer W. G. Sebald's solitary males is essential for understanding his work, while also demonstrating the contribution that Sebald made to the German tradition of queer writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780367601584
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/02/2020
Series: Germanic Literatures , #2
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Helen Finch is Academic Fellow in German at the University of Leeds.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Abbreviations x

Introduction: Naegeli's Bones 1

1 W. G. Sebald's Lehrjahre: Bourgeois Sexuality and its Discontents 19

2 Bachelors in Feather Boas: Masculinity Gone Astray 42

3 The Ruins of Sodom and Gomorrah: Queer Orientalism and Colonialism 66

4 Eros in Venice: The Strange Case of Dr S. and Dr K. 92

Conclusion 123

Bibliography 132

Index 139

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