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Author Carlston, Erin G., 1962-

Title Double agents [electronic resource] : espionage, literature, and liminal citizens / Erin G. Carlston.

Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, ©2013.

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Description 1 online resource (332 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-314) and index.
Contents List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Citizens, Aliens, and Traitors; 2. The Dreyfus Affair; 3. Secret Dossiers; 4. Truth Breathing Down the Neck of Fiction; 5. The Ganelon Type; 6. Strictly a Jewish Show; Conclusion; Abbreviations; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
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 ...
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Subject Literature and society.
Treason in literature.
Espionage -- History.
Liminality in literature.
Homosexuality and literature.
Jews in literature.
Communists in literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Carlston, Erin G., 1962- Double agents. New York : Columbia University Press, ©2013 9780231136723 (DLC) 2012039622 (OCoLC)810947010
ISBN 9780231510097 (electronic bk.)
0231510098 (electronic bk.)