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Lucey, Michael 1960-

Works: 29 works in 129 publications in 2 languages and 5,015 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Autobiographical fiction  History  Biographies  Novels  Biographical fiction  Autobiographies  Bildungsromans  Gay fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PQ2712.O895, 843.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Lucey
Gide's bent : sexuality, politics, writing by Michael Lucey( )

20 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this provocative new book, Michael Lucey examines the unstable convergence of sexuality, politics, and literary commitments in Andre Gide's writing of the 1920s and 1930s, when Gide wrote most openly about his homosexuality and participated most actively in left-wing politics. Through close readings of Gide's memoirs, novels, and political tracts, Lucey interrogates both the political content of Gide's ways of reflecting on his homosexuality and the way sexuality inflected his politics." "One of the first modern writers to be "out," Gide used his writings during this period to do more than simply publicize his homosexuality. He wrote in a way that revealed sexuality as an arena where easy distinctions between public and private could be challenged. Gide's work thus addresses not only the psychoanalytic, but also the social and political foundations involved in the formation of private sexual subjectivity; further, it considers how personal, private struggles might be implicated in or lead to more public ones." "Written with precision and elan, Gide's Bent will attract readers interested in modern French literature, political and psychoanalytic literary theory, and Queer Studies, both inside and outside the academy. Book jacket."--Jacket
The end of Eddy by Édouard Louis( Book )

16 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An autobiographical novel about growing up gay in a working-class town in Picardy. "Every morning in the bathroom I would repeat the same phrase to myself over and over again. Today I'm really gonna be a tough guy." Growing up in a poor village in northern France, all Eddy Bellegueule wanted was to be a man in the eyes of his family and neighbors. But from childhood, he was different -- "girlish," intellectually precocious, and attracted to other men. Already translated into twenty languages, The End of Eddy captures the violence and desperation of life in a French factory town. It is also a sensitive, universal portrait of boyhood and sexual awakening. Like Karl Ove Knausgaard or Edmund White, Édouard Louis writes from his own undisguised experience, but he writes with an openness and a compassionate intelligence that are all his own. The result -- a critical and popular triumph -- has made him the most celebrated French writer of his generation."--
Insult and the making of the gay self by Didier Eribon( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Didier Eribon reflects on 'the gay question' & the creation of gay identities. In an age when it is claimed that being gay has been reduced to 'a lifestyle' Eribon argues that gay male politics, social life & culture should properly be seen as a transformative response to an oppressive social order
Never say I : sexuality and the first person in Colette, Gide, and Proust by Michael Lucey( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Never Say I reveals the centrality of representations of sexuality, and particularly same-sex sexual relations, to the evolution of literary prose forms in twentieth-century France. Rethinking the social and literary innovation of works by Marcel Proust, Andre Gide, and Colette, Michael Lucey considers these writers' production of a first-person voice in which matters related to same-sex sexuality could be spoken of. He shows how their writings and careers took on political and social import in part through the contribution they made to the representation of social groups that were only slowly coming to be publicly recognized. Proust, Gide, and Colette helped create persons and characters, points of view, and narrative practices from which to speak and write about, for, or as people attracted to those of the same sex. Considering novels along with journalism, theatrical performances, correspondences, and face-to-face encounters, Lucey focuses on the interlocking social and formal dimensions of using the first person. He argues for understanding the first person not just as a grammatical category but also as a collectively produced social artifact, demonstrating that Proust's, Gide's, and Colette's use of the first person involved a social process of assuming the authority to speak about certain issues, or on behalf of certain people. Lucey reveals these three writers as both practitioners and theorists of the first person; he traces how, when they figured themselves or other first persons in certain statements regarding same-sex identity, they self-consciously called attention to the creative effort involved in doing so."--Publisher's website
The misfit of the family : Balzac and the social forms of sexuality by Michael Lucey( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and French and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction Balzac and Alternative Families -- Chapter 1. Legal Melancholy: Balzac's Eugénie Grandet and the Napoleonic Code -- Chapter 2. On Not Getting Married in a Balzac Novel -- Interlude. Balzac and Same-Sex Relations in the 1830s -- Chapter 3. Balzac's Queer Cousins and Their Friends -- Chapter 4. The Shadow Economy of Queer Social -- Capital: Lucien de Rubempré and Vautrin -- Epilogue Vautrin's Progeny
Someone : the pragmatics of misfit sexualities, from Colette to Hervé Guibert by Michael Lucey( )

8 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagine trying to tell someone something about yourself and your desires for which there are no words. What if the mere attempt at expression was bound to misfire, to efface the truth of that ineluctable something? In Someone, Michael Lucey considers characters from twentieth-century French literary texts whose sexual forms prove difficult to conceptualize or represent. The characters expressing these “misfit” sexualities gravitate towards same-sex encounters. Yet they differ in subtle but crucial ways from mainstream gay or lesbian identities—whether because of a discordance between gender identity and sexuality, practices specific to a certain place and time, or the fleetingness or non-exclusivity of desire. Investigating works by Simone de Beauvoir, Colette, Jean Genet, and others, Lucey probes both the range of same-sex sexual forms in twentieth-century France and the innovative literary language authors have used to explore these evanescent forms. As a portrait of fragile sexualities that involve awkward and delicate maneuvers and modes of articulation, Someone reveals just how messy the ways in which we experience and perceive sexuality remain, even to ourselves
Returning to Reims by Didier Eribon( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2019 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On thinking the matter through, it doesn't seem exaggerated to assert that my coming out of the sexual closet, my desire to assume and assert my homosexuality, coincided within my personal trajectory with my shutting myself up inside what I might call a class closet. -- from Returning to Reims After his father dies, Didier Eribon returns to his hometown of Reims and rediscovers the working-class world he had left behind thirty years earlier. For years, Eribon had thought of his father largely in terms of the latter's intolerable homophobia. Yet his father's death provokes new reflection on Eribon's part about how multiple processes of domination intersect in a given life and in a given culture. Eribon sets out to investigate his past, the history of his family, and the trajectory of his own life. His story weaves together a set of remarkable reflections on the class system in France, on the role of the educational system in class identity, on the way both class and sexual identities are formed, and on the recent history of French politics, including the shifting voting patterns of the working classes -- reflected by Eribon's own family, which changed its allegiance from the Communist Party to the National Front. Returning to Reims is a remarkable book of sociological inquiry and critical theory, of interest to anyone concerned with the direction of leftist politics in the contemporary world, and to anyone who has ever experienced how sexual identity can clash with other parts of one's identity. A huge success in France since its initial publication in 2009, Returning to Reims received enthusiastic reviews in Le Monde, Liberation, L'Express, Les Inrockuptibles, and elsewhere
Liver Transplantation (Vademecum) by Abraham Shaked( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Undetermined and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gide's Bent by Michael Lucey( )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gide's Bent investigates the place of sexuality in the writings of Andre Gide, one of the first ""out"" modern writers. Focusing on his writing of the 1920s and 1930s, the years in which Gide wrote most openly about his homosexuality and also the years of his most notable left-wing political activity, Gide's Bent interrogates both the political content of his reflections on his homosexuality and the ways his sexuality inflected his political interests
Conférences litter : Strasbourg, 2003 by Michael Lucey( )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Trois auteurs se retrouvent successivement à Strasbourg, sollicités par la même question : comment certains artistes ont-ils traité de la transformation des corps? De là ces trois conférences qui touchent à des points fort divers de la culture contemporaine : aussi bien le Balzac de La fille aux yeux d'or et de Sarrasine (Michael Lucey), que le film culte Mildred Pierce de Michael Curtiz (David Halperin), ou Tout sur ma mère d'Almodovar (Leo Bersani). En analysant ces oeuvres jusque dans leur détail, chaque conférencier parcourt la jointure entre érotique et subjectivité, montrant à quel point elle constitue un des plus puissants leviers de la création artistique
The end of Eddy : a novel by Édouard Louis( Recording )

2 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story that captures the violence and desperation of life in a French factory town. It is also a sensitive, universal portrait of boyhood and sexual awakening
Novel gazing : queer readings in fiction by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel Gazing is the first collection of queer criticism on the history of the novel. The contributors to this volume navigate new territory in literary theory with essays that implicitly challenge the "hermeneutic of suspicion" widespread in current critical theory. In a stunning introductory essay, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick delineates the possibilities for a criticism that would be "reparative" rather than cynical or paranoid. The startlingly imaginative essays in the volume explore new critical practices that can weave the pleasures and disorientations of reading into the fabric of queer analyses.Through discussions of a diverse array of British, French, and American novels-including major canonical novels, best-sellers, children's fiction, and science fiction-these essays explore queer worlds of taste, texture, joy, and ennui, focusing on such subjects as flogging, wizardry, exorcism, dance, Zionist desire, and Internet sexuality. Interpreting the works of authors as diverse as Benjamin Constant, Toni Morrison, T. H. White, and William Gibson, along with canonical queer modernists such as James, Proust, Woolf, and Cather, contributors reveal the wealth of ways in which selves and communities succeed in extracting sustenance from the objects of a culture whose avowed desire has often been not to sustain them. The dramatic reframing that these essays perform will make the significance of Novel Gazing extend beyond the scope of queer studies to literary criticism in general.Contributors. Stephen Barber, Renu Bora, Anne Chandler, James Creech, Tyler Curtain, Jonathan Goldberg, Joseph Litvak, Michael Lucey, Jeff Nunokawa, Cindy Patton, Jacob Press, Robert F. Reid-Pharr, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Melissa Solomon, Kathryn Bond Stockton, John Vincent, Maurice Wallace, Barry Weller
The Misfit of the Family : Balzac and the Social Forms of Sexuality by Michael Lucey( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In more than ninety novels and novellas, Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) created a universe teeming with over two thousand characters. The Misfit of the Family reveals how Balzac, in imagining the dense, vividly rendered social world of his novels, used his writing as a powerful means to understand and analyze-as well as represent-a range of forms of sexuality. Moving away from the many psychoanalytic approaches to the novelist's work, Michael Lucey contends that in order to grasp the full complexity with which sexuality was understood by Balzac, it is necessary to appreciate how he conceived of its relation to family, history, economics, law, and all the many structures within which sexualities take form.The Misfit of the Family is a compelling argument that Balzac must be taken seriously as a major inventor and purveyor of new tools for analyzing connections between the sexual and the social. Lucey's account of the novelist's deployment of "sexual misfits" to impel a wide range of his most canonical works-Cousin Pons, Cousin Bette, Eugenie Grandet, Lost Illusions, The Girl with the Golden Eyes-demonstrates how even the flexible umbrella term "queer" barely covers the enormous diversity of erotic and social behaviors of his characters. Lucey draws on the thinking of Michel Foucault and Pierre Bourdieu and engages the work of critics of nineteenth-century French fiction, including Naomi Schor, D. A. Miller, Franco Moretti, and others. His reflections on Proust as Balzac's most cannily attentive reader suggest how the lines of social and erotic force he locates in Balzac's work continued to manifest themselves in twentieth-century writing and society
Insult and the Making of the Gay Self by Didier Eribon( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bestseller in France following its publication in 1999, Insult and the Making of the Gay Self is an extraordinary set of reflections on "the gay question" by Didier Eribon, one of France's foremost public intellectuals. Known internationally as the author of a pathbreaking biography of Michel Foucault, Eribon is a leading voice in French gay studies. In explorations of gay subjectivity as it is lived now and as it has been expressed in literary history and in the life and work of Foucault, Eribon argues that gay male politics, social life, and culture are transformative responses to an oppressive social order. Bringing together the work of Jean-Paul Sartre, Pierre Bourdieu, Judith Butler, and Erving Goffman, he contends that gay culture and political movements flow from the need to overcome a world of insult in the process of creating gay selves.Eribon describes the emergence of homosexual literature in Britain and France at the turn of the last century and traces this new gay discourse from Oscar Wilde and the literary circles of late-Victorian Oxford to André Gide and Marcel Proust. He asserts that Foucault should be placed in a long line of authors-including Wilde, Gide, and Proust-who from the nineteenth century onward have tried to create spaces in which to resist subjection and reformulate oneself. Drawing on his unrivaled knowledge of Foucault's oeuvre, Eribon presents a masterful new interpretation of Foucault. He calls attention to a particular passage from Madness and Civilization that has never been translated into English. Written some fifteen years before The History of Sexuality, this passage seems to contradict Foucault's famous idea that homosexuality was a late-nineteenth-century construction. Including an argument for the use of Hannah Arendt's thought in gay rights advocacy, Insult and the Making of the Gay Self is an impassioned call for critical, active engagement with the question of how gay life is shaped both from without and within
What Proust heard : novels and the ethnography of talk by Michael Lucey( Book )

1 edition published in 2022 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What happens when we talk? This deceptively simple question is central to Marcel Proust's monumental novel In Search of Lost Time. Both Proust's narrator and the novel that houses him devote considerable energy to investigating not just what people are saying or doing when they talk, but also what happens socio-culturally through their use of language. Proust, in other words, is interested in what linguistic anthropologists call language-in-use. Michael Lucey elucidates Proust's approach to language-in-use in a number of ways: principally in relation to linguistic anthropology, but also in relation to speech act theory, and to Pierre Bourdieu's sociology. The book also includes an interlude after each of its chapters that contextualizes Proust's social-scientific practice of novel writing in relation to that of a number of other novelists, earlier and later, and from several different traditions, including Honoré de Balzac, George Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Nathalie Sarraute, and Rachel Cusk. Lucey is thus able to show how, in the hands of quite different novelists, various aspects of the novel form become instruments of linguistic anthropological analysis. The result introduces a different way of understanding language to literary and cultural critics, and explores the consequences of this new understanding for the practice of literary criticism more generally"--
Special issue: Language-in-use and the literary artifact( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indicators for early assessment of palliative care in lung cancer patients: a population study using linked health data by Maria Kelly( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catégorie ou concept : Balzac et la sexualité by Michael Lucey( )

in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexuality, politicization, May 1968 : situating Christiane Rochefort's "Printemps au parking" by Michael Lucey( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The end of Eddy
Insult and the making of the gay selfNever say I : sexuality and the first person in Colette, Gide, and ProustThe misfit of the family : Balzac and the social forms of sexualitySomeone : the pragmatics of misfit sexualities, from Colette to Hervé GuibertReturning to ReimsThe end of Eddy : a novel
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