Suddenly gay-ness is flooding the cultural mainstream: advertisers flirt with gender-bending imagery, and popular television is alive to the sounds of Dale Winton, Lily Savage and Michael Barrymore. Quentin Tarantino describes TOP GUN as 'the ultimate gay movie', and boy pop groups navigate the sexual divide with a wink to both sides. What is straight and what is bent now? IT'S A QUEER WORLD looks at the institutions of heterosexual life from a queer perspective and brilliantly undermines our sense of what is 'normal'.
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An hilariously perverse look at pop culture where nothing is as straight - or gay - as it seems
'MARK SIMPSON IS ONE OF THE BRIGHTEST WRITERS AROUND, AS THIS COLLECTION AMPLY PROVES' -Time Out, London
'WITH WICKED, WACKY HUMOUR, THIS BOOK IS ONE OF THE MOST ENTERTAINING EVER WRITTEN ON POPULAR CULTURE AND SEXUALITY.' - Gay Times
‘THESE UNFAILINGLY SHARP AND AMUSING ARTICLES AND INTERVIEWS TAKE THE PISS OUT OF BRITAIN AT THE SAME TIME THAT THEY REVEAL ITS FABULOUS QUEERNESS’ - Out
‘ERUDITE, INCISIVE, SASSY… FRESH, HILARIOUS….’ - Publishers Weekly
'BRILLIANT... SERIOUSLY FUNNY.’ - Scotland On Sunday
'YOU’D HAVE TO BE A CHRONIC DEPRESSIVE NOT TO LAUGH' - New Statesman & Society
'PROVOCATIVE, IRREVERANT... A VALUABLE AND ENTERTAINING READ FOR THOSE OF ANY PERSUASIOIN SEEKING FRESH PERSPECTIVES ON THE ERA IN WHICH WE LIVE' - The Hot Press, Dublin
‘PERCEPTIVE AND FUNNY’ - The Scotsman
‘THE LITERARY EQUIVALENT OF A VERY DRY MARTINI IMBIBED AT HIGH ALTITUDE. GIDDY, GINNY CYNICISM AT ITS BEST." - Glenn Belverio, Glue
‘MAY BRING A TEAR TO YOUR EYE’ - Irish Gay Community News
‘MARK SIMPSON CASTS A COOL EYE ON THE PARADOXES OF GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN THE 90S. THIS COLLECTION SHOWS HIM AS HIS SCATHING AND IRREPRESSIBLE BEST; A QUEER CRITIC WITH A FIERCE ANALYTIC INTELLIGENCE, A ZIPPY AND INCISIVE WAY WITH WORDS, AND AN INEXHAUSTIBLE SENSE OF ADVENTURE.’
- David Halperin, '100 Years of Homosexuality', 'Saint Foucault'About the Author:
Mark Simpson is the author of Male Impersonators. He is a critic and journalist.
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Book Description Vintage, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099597519
Book Description Vintage, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99597519