Hispanic Homograph

Hispanic Homograph

$22.50

The Hispanic Homograph: Gay Self-Representation in Contemporary Spanish Autobiography by Robert Richmond Ellis
1997, Paperback

A pioneering work on gay/queer sexuality and Spanish literature, The Hispanic Homograph sheds new light on the theme of gay male sexuality while examining how that sexuality is defined, negotiated, and experienced in contemporary Spanish society and suggesting possible avenues for future inquiry into lesbian and gay Spanish-language writing in general.

Placing these works in three categories - gay autobiography, queer autobiography, and homobiography - Robert Ellis explores the life writings of Pedro Almodovar, Jaime Gil de Biedma, Juan Goytisolo, Terenci Moix, Antonio Roig, and Luis Antonio de Villena. Maintaining that lesbian and gay sexualities are not merely secondary concerns, Ellis focuses on these autobiographical writings, their explication of self, and the laws of the body to gauge new ways in which modern sexuality can - and sometimes must - be represented.