On Sibling Love, Queer Attachment and American Writing
Sibling bonds, both literal and figurative, have had a crucial role in American writings of queer desire and identity. In nuanced and original readings, Denis Flannery demonstrates the centrality of fraternal and soraral love to queer strands of 19th- and 20th-century texts.
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