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Politics
Author: Thomas Glave
ISBN: 0816646805
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Pages 216 pages
Publisher Univ Of Minnesota Press; First edition edition (November 1, 2005)
Language English
Category: Politics
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WORDS TO OUR NOW is a stylistically innovative, powerfully written collection. Sometimes a writer's exploratory prose style marks his literary difference. To my ear, Glave's stylizations seem like explorations of expository "beauty". The essays seem to be asking how can the lyrical, iridescent syntax and diction counter and augment the often painful concepts of LGBT and black liberation that the essays take on?

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Imagination and Dissent: the Fiction, Hardcover by Thomas Glave (Univ Of Minnesota Press, Nov 15, 2005)

Glave, a Professor of English at SUNY Binghampton happens to be particularly adept at describing that sense of isolation in Words to Our Now, a series of essays which condemn a variety of prejudices which have persisted not only in the . but around the world. Although he weighs in eloquently on an assortment of international concerns from ethnic cleansing to Abu Ghraib, the author is most effective when reporting on or recounting incidents of gay bashing, a subject with which he is well acquainted.

Thomas Glave (born November 10, 1964) is an American author who has .

Thomas Glave (born November 10, 1964) is an American author who has published widely and won numerous awards. He is also a university professor. Glave's essay collection Words to Our Now: Imagination and Dissent followed Whose Song? in 2005, and won a Lambda Literary Award in 2006. Glave earned a second Lambda Literary Award in 2009 for his groundbreaking anthology, Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Lesbian and Gay Writing from the Antilles (Duke University Press, 2008).

Words to Our Now. Imagination and Dissent. In these lyrical and powerful essays, Thomas Glave draws on his experiences as a politically committed, gay Jamaican American to deliver a condemnation of the prejudices and inhumanities that persist in the United States and elsewhere. From the death of poet Essex Hemphill to the revelations of abuse at Abu Ghraib, Glave puts forth a deeply ethical understanding of human rights.

Thomas Glave is assistant professor of English at SUNY Binghamton.

In these lyrical and powerful essays, Thomas Glave draws on his experiences as a politically committed, gay Jamaican American to deliver a searing condemnation of the prejudices, hatreds, and inhumanities that persist in the United States and elsewhere as both official policy and social reality. As a black male who is also gay, I and my brothers and our black lesbian sisters are considered ‘disposables’ throughout the world, throughout time past and present, in our own black communities and in white ones. Thomas Glave is assistant professor of English at SUNY Binghamton. There's no description for this book yet. Published January 30, 2007 by Univ Of Minnesota Press. Race relations, Gay rights, African American gay men, Homophobia, Racism, Prejudices, Minorities.

Manufacturer: Univ Of Minnesota Press Release date: 15 November 2005 ISBN-10 : 0816646791 ISBN-13: 9780816646791.

In these lyrical and powerful essays, Thomas Glave draws on his experiences as a politically committed, gay Jamaican American to deliver a condemnation of the prejudices, hatreds, and inhumanities that persist in the United States and elsewhere. Exposing the hypocrisies of liberal multiculturalism, Glave offers instead a politics of heterogeneity in which difference informs the theory and practice of democracy. At the same time, he experiments with language to provide a model of creative writing as a tool for social change. From the death of black gay poet Essex Hemphill to the revelations of abuse at Abu Ghraib, Glave puts forth an ethical understanding of human rights to make vital connections across nations, races, genders, and sexualities.

Thomas Glave is assistant professor of English at SUNY Binghamton. He is author of Whose Song? and Other Stories.

Blueshaper
WORDS TO OUR NOW is a stylistically innovative, powerfully written collection. Sometimes a writer's exploratory prose style marks his literary difference. Glave's prose has a recursive effect as if his language requires both writing and re-writing--incessant, jeweling, ornate construction--to be adequately heard.

To my ear, Glave's stylizations seem like explorations of expository "beauty". The essays seem to be asking how can the lyrical, iridescent syntax and diction counter and augment the often painful concepts of LGBT and black liberation that the essays take on?

Extreme rhetorical stylization like this is so different that the usual literary fare that some readers may give it pause. But the style does not diminish the substance of Glave's meaning or the excellence of many of these essays.
Rolorel
This is by far the hardest book I've had to read (next to Thereafter Johnnie...which i found due to this book). I started and stopped several times and eventually had to read it in "blocks" with chapters of other books interspersed between.

HOWEVER this is also one of the most rewarding books I have ever read. Glave has a unique style of prose that, while difficult, is beautiful and enriching in drawing you into his essays and works of fiction. It touches on so many topics important to the community from masculinity to homophobia to feminism and important works of literature.

I can't say it enought that this is a tough read. But if you can just stick with it it's so rewarding, elnlightening and rewarding that it sits on my shelf with Sun Tzu's THE ART OF WAR, Kahlil Gibran's THE PROPHET, and Red Pine's translation of THE HEART SUTRA
thrust
Thomas Glave seems like a righteous guy, a gay Jamaican academic who was instrumental in setting up J-FLAG, the gay & lesbian Jamaican rights group; a thinking human being concerned with injustice based on skin-colour, gender and sexuality; and someone deeply reflective on the multivalent identities of the immigrant. So I was set up to like this book. But on the whole I didn't. It's a collection of essays, but some (like the one reflecting on the resurgence of gung-ho American patriotism following 9/11) are simply dated & should have been excluded. Others are cute but slight nostalgia pieces about Glave's childhood in the States, or romances about his Jamaican heritage. There are stream-of-narrative poetic reflections on obscure novels - & indeed stream-of-consciousness reflections on lots of things. These always feature comparisons to the sea, & go on for pages & pages without illuminating anything - except that Thomas Glave loves the sea & is a sensitive soul. I can read & enjoy quite difficult & demanding prose, but I found myself skimming paragraph after paragraph of this book to try to get to the point. The academic stuff's often not very academic - for instance the chapter about trying to imagine a black gay Monica Lewinski (a notion which apparently made his students' chins hit the floor) - and the personal stuff is buried under a slurry of lyricism. The most interesting parts of this book are those which are acute about the nuances of being a migrant with dual nationality - but to my mind even these tend to creak under the weight of poetical 'fine writing' larded on top of them. If you enjoy a consciousness displaying its own sensitivity in a poetical vein then perhaps you'll love this book. I'm afraid I just find it tiring.
Humin
Hi. I'm find this book hard to read. It seems to be going on and on, using out landish words and not getting to the point. But, i'm still reading so well see.