The Surrender (Paperback)

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Literary Nonfiction. LGBT Studies. Film. THE SURRENDER is a triptych of literary essays that try and explain how the author ceased to fear what he is: trans. By focusing in on turning points in his life, the essays create a collection of narrative moments that are significant to him. At the same time they are interspersed with philosophical observations that attempt to resolve why these points have struck him as so significant.

"Fantastic. Luminous. Go buy it." Colin Dickey, author of Ghostland, Cranioklepty, and Afterlives of the Saints

"Esposito writes with nerve, honesty and passion about a long journey towards new freedom: These three brave, beautiful, and very personal essays on life, gender, fear, art, desire. Stars." Naja Marie Aidt, author of Baboon and Rock, Paper, Scissors

"Scott Esposito's THE SURRENDER is a page-turner, moving and intellectually engaging... THE SURRENDER is not only an essential read for gender studies, but for anyone who must live with doubled identity, and this is many of us: immigrants, refugees, exiles, nomads, translators..." Don Mee Choi, author of HARDLY WAR

"Scott Esposito is one of the most perceptive critics now at work in the United States... It will soon be difficult to ignore THE SURRENDER in any serious discussion on gender or desire. In our deeply riven and misogynistic societies, this text should be essential reading for everyone. It is simply thrilling to watch a peculiarly refined sensibility redraw the contours of the possible." Aashish Kaul, author of A Dream of Horses and The Queen's Play

"Riveting and educating. Meshed. Restrained. Esposito's style is really something. Careful. As measured as the secrecy in the act." Anakana Schofield, author of the Giller Prize finalist Martin John

"Smart and sensitive, written with great lucidity, these essays combine acute art criticism with fearless self- examination, suggesting new ways to consider our relationships with culture." Juliet Jacques, author of Trans
Product Details
ISBN: 9781939781291
ISBN-10: 1939781299
Publisher: Anomalous Press
Publication Date: March 31st, 2016
Pages: 113
Language: English