The Torturer's Wife
By (author) Thomas Glave
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Torturer's Wife by Thomas Glave
Book Description"Glave is a gifted stylist ...blessed with ambition, his own voice and an impressive willingness to dissect how individuals actually think and behave."-The New York Times Book Review Thomas Glave, known for his stylistic brio, expands and deepens his lyrical experimentation in stories that focus-explicitly and allegorically-on the horrors of despotic dictatorships, terror, anti-gay violence, the weight of memory, secret fetishes, erotic longing, desire, and intimacy. Thomas Glave is the author of Whose Song? and Other Stories, the essay collection Words to Our Now: Imagination and Dissent (winner of a 2005 Lambda Literary Award), and is editor of the anthology Our Caribbean:A Gathering of Lesbian and Gay Writing from the Antilles. He is the 2008-2009 Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Professor in the Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780872864665
(206mm x 142mm x 20mm)
Imprint: City Lights Books
Publisher: City Lights Books
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Thomas Glave
Among the Bloodpeople, Paperback (August 2013)
Concerns with human rights, political oppression, sexuality, race, and Jamaican culture thematically connect these essays.
Words to Our Now, Paperback (January 2007)
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.
Whose Song?, Paperback (December 2000)» View all books by Thomas Glave
This text contains eight stylistically distinct stories, connected by threads of African American and gay experience, as well as Caribbean American culture and history.
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Author Biography - Thomas Glave
Thomas Glave was born in the Bronx and grew up there and in Kingston, Jamaica. His work has earned many honors, including an O. Henry Prize and a Fulbright fellowship to Jamaica. His fiction and essays have appeared in numerous literary journals and he is the editor of two anthologies of gay and lesbian writing.
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