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Autobiography of a Tattoo

by (author) Stan Persky

New Star Books
Initial publish date
Jan 1997
Gay Studies
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    Publish Date
    Jan 1997
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Autobiography of a Tattoo is an investigative literary work about the education and pursuit of homosexual desire. Its mixture of serial stories and modernist meditations invites readers on a journey that rangers from post?Wall Berlin to Plato's Athens. Stan Persky, the author of Buddy's and Then We Take Breaks, here breaks through the current impasse of contemporary gay/queer writing.

Innovative in both form and content, Autobiography of a Tattoo probes the tensions between the memory and anticipation of desire, sexual representation and moral relationships, the illuminating glimpse of the immediate and the long view of civilization. Can writing be both hot and thoughtful, intimate and analytic? Find out why Stan Persky is the most important writer about homosexuality in North America today.

About the author

Stan Persky is the author of more than a dozen books, including Topic Sentence, Buddy’s: A Meditation on Desire and The Short Version, which won a BC Book Prize for non–fiction in 2006. He teaches philosophy at Capilano University and lives in Berlin and Vancouver.

Brian Fawcett is a past editor of Books in Canada, a former columnist for The Globe & Mail, and a founding editor of the internationally-followed Internet news service, Born in Prince George, he has lived in Toronto since 1991.

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