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Jim Grimsley's dream boy as an insight into male teenage same-sex desire in the American South

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dc.title Jim Grimsley's dream boy as an insight into male teenage same-sex desire in the American South en
dc.contributor.author Trušník, Roman
dc.relation.ispartof American and British Studies Annual
dc.identifier.issn 1803-6058 Scopus Sources, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.date.issued 2017
utb.relation.volume 10
dc.citation.spage 101
dc.citation.epage 107
dc.type article
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher University of Pardubice
dc.subject American literature en
dc.subject Dream Boy en
dc.subject Gay literature en
dc.subject Jim Grimsley en
dc.subject Rural South in literature en
dc.subject Southern literature en
dc.subject Teenage sexuality en
dc.description.abstract The article discusses two opposing interpretations of Jim Grimsley's novel Dream Boy (1995), a "southern" one and a "gay" one. Because of the ambiguities of the novel, the story of two teenagers, Nathan and Roy, can be considered primarily in its southern setting and understood as an insight into same-sex desire in the South, which often exists outside the categories of gay identity. At the same time, it can be seen as just another coming-out story, this time one set in a rural area and ending prematurely with the violent death of the main protagonist. While the author of the article would subscribe to a "gay" interpretation, he admits that the "southern" interpretation, suggested by Grimsley, may provide a valuable insight into same-sex desire in the American South. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Humanities
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1007690
utb.identifier.obdid 43877510
utb.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-85038413067
utb.source j-scopus
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-15T16:31:39Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-15T16:31:39Z
utb.contributor.internalauthor Trušník, Roman
utb.scopus.affiliation Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Tomas Bata University, Zlín, Czech Republic
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