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Author Thomas, Harry, Jr., 1977- author.

Title Sissy! : the effeminate paradox in postwar US literature and culture / Harry Thomas Jr.

Publication Info. Tuscaloosa : The University of Alabama Press, [2017]

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 240 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Saying "Oh yeah!" to sissies: fascinating effeminacy defined -- The sympathetic sissy: Carson McCullers, Truman Capote, and fascinating effeminacy in postwar US literature -- The straight-acting gay man versus the truth-telling queen: Gore Vidal, James Baldwin, and gay men's debates about effeminacy -- "I [heart] boys who sparkle": straight female fandom and fascinating effeminacy -- Amplifying the paradox: effeminacy in the age of HIV/AIDS -- "The sissy triumphant": fascinating effeminacy goes mainstream -- Conclusion: "Our makeup is terrible, but I love you anyway": why fascinating effeminacy matters in the twenty-first century.
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Subject Effeminacy in literature.
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American literature -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Men in literature.
Effeminacy -- United States.
Chronological Term 1900-2099
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN 9780817391485 (electronic bk.)
0817391487 (electronic bk.)