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WHY CAMP IS QUEER.BY STEVEN BENSON

A. EXAMPLES OF CAMP IN HUYSMANS I am reading Huysmans’ “Against Nature”(translated Baldick,1959).I would like to tease out, via this text, the links between camp and queer(in all its senses-see these postshttps://towardsutopia.wordpress.com/2012/10/31/queerin-its-sense-of-not-solely-relating-to-sexual-orientationin-literature-a-creative-explorationclarification-of-what-it-means-to-me-by-steven-benson/ and https://towardsutopia.wordpress.com/2012/11/09/queer-part-2-queer-in-its-sexual-orientation-and-gender-senseincluding-my-personal-involvementon-a-local-levelin-the-fight-for-lgbt-equality-by-steven-benson/ ) There is obviously also a historical trajectory which … Continue reading

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STREAM-OF-CONSCIOUSNESS LINKS:RANDOM(OR ARE THEY?). BY STEVEN BENSON

“..and the sounds repeated: the forsaken city, your lost love, endless night, summer, fever…Seurel, my friend,I am in great distress”(Alain-Fournier, “Le Grand Meaulnes”) psychogeography internal landcape the lost path the lost domain Mum Lewis’s …. Rebirth?

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LIFE MIRRORS ART; TIME SLIPPAGES AND GESTALT READING.BY STEVEN BENSON

Talking recently to a friend, whom I had not last seen for over twenty years,and with whom I was at a school, in the 1970s,  a school which was decidably UN gay-friendly, reminiscencing about whom we knew/thought was or was not gay:it … Continue reading

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