Queer Communism and the Ministry of Love: Sexual Revolution in British Writing of the 1930s (Paperback)
A new reading of the sexual politics of 1930s leftist prose genres
It is well known that many of the best-known queer writers of the 1930s were involved with leftist politics. Why, then, has there been no extended examination of this striking juncture of dissident sex and socialism? Queer Communism and the Ministry of Love addresses this question, among others, to transform current narratives of midcentury literary, cultural, and intellectual history from a queer Marxist perspective. It provides a unique exploration of the transnational formation of queer leftist writing in 1930s Britain informed by detailed research on Weimar Berlin, Civil War Spain and the Soviet Union.
- Rearticulates major figures with lesser known authors
- A unique exploration of the transnational formation of queer leftist writing in 1930s Britain informed by detailed research on Weimar Berlin, British, and the Soviet Union
- A queer Marxist critique of anti-fascist fiction and the sexual politics of midcentury Britain
- Redefines our understanding of 1930s literary history, queer theory, and Marxism