Coming Out of the Coming Out Story: Writing Queer Lives

@article{Jolly2001ComingOO,
  title={Coming Out of the Coming Out Story: Writing Queer Lives},
  author={Margaret Jolly},
  journal={Sexualities},
  year={2001},
  volume={4},
  pages={474 - 496}
}
This article examines the challenges posed to the western lesbian and gay life writing paradigm of the coming out story by postmodern and global cultures. It reads two memoirs published in the 1990s that `queer' the coming out plot, one of an American lesbian-turned-heterosexual, the other of a Chinese woman describing her relationships with women and men during the Cultural Revolution. Jan Clausen's Apples and Oranges: My Journey Through Sexual Identity (1999a) and Anchee Min's Red Azalea… Expand
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