Negotiations of Homoerotic Tradition

  title={Negotiations of Homoerotic Tradition},
  author={Randi Eldevik},
  journal={PMLA/Publications of the Modern Language Association of America},
  pages={1177 - 1178}
  • Randi Eldevik
  • Published 1 October 1991
  • Art
  • PMLA/Publications of the Modern Language Association of America
ically, as metaphors: they carry us across the space of a difference. In that difference between the written world and our own is the possibility of change. If the written world is that of ground zero, it is a metaphor but not consequently a reduction (indeed, the ultimate reduction is the literal explosion). It is fable, fiction, fantasy. And that is “not nothing at all,” as Derrida observes, recalling Freud’s comment that the unconscious makes no distinction between reality and “a fiction…