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dc.contributor.authorPhrydas, JH
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-14 23:55
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-23 14:09:07
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T09:29:36Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T09:29:36Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier1006335
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/23804
dc.description.abstract"In 2008, JH Phrydas wrote a story about how bodies talk without words. He wanted the story to not just describe the silent ritual of nonverbal communication but to perform it. The interaction would be visceral – the exchange melancholic, yet full of lust. He wanted words to retain the unsayable: the subtle movements of a body in heat. In the years since, Phrydas kept rewriting this story, using different techniques, different syntaxes and forms, in hopes that he would find a successful method of gestural writing. Imperial Physique is a collection of these attempts. They explore the way our bodies hover between animal and human, civil and wild. The bleakness – and underlying verve – of imagining Western empires in decline serve as a backdrop for a lone figure searching city streets, decaying architecture, and sand dunes for some type of physical connection. What arises is the loss of – and longing for – touch at the edges of imperialism, historical violence, and personal shame."
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::5 Interest age & special interest qualifiers::5S Of specific Gay & Lesbian interest::5SG Of specific Gay interest
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFS Social groups::JFSK Gay & Lesbian studies::JFSK2 Gay studies (Gay men)
dc.subject.otherqueer studies
dc.subject.otherLGBT studies
dc.subject.othercruising
dc.subject.otherwriting
dc.subject.otherdesire
dc.subject.othersexuality
dc.subject.othertheory fiction
dc.titleImperial Physique
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.21983/P3.0268.1.00
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy979dc044-00ee-4ea2-affc-b08c5bd42d13
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_namepunctum books
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://punctumbooks.com/
oapen.relation.isbn9781950192540
oapen.collectionScholarLed
oapen.pages158
oapen.place.publicationBrooklyn, NY


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