Vice Versa by Marjorie Garber
Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life

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Challenging conventional beliefs, a study of bisexuality as an erotic, social, and cultural phenomenon ranges through high culture and low to explore such topics as sexual threesomes, a possible bisexual gene, and the compatibility of bisexuality with marriage. 35,000 first printing. Tour.
 

About Marjorie Garber

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Marjorie Garber is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English at Harvard University and Director of the Humanities Center in the Faculty of Arts and Science. She is the author of author of eight books and the editor of several collections of essays. Her most recent book is Quotation Marks(2002).
 
Published June 8, 1995 by Simon & Schuster. 608 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Gay & Lesbian, Science & Math, Self Help, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Rather than pin people down to strict categories--whether straight or gay--she offers a fluid, ``narrative'' definition of sexual identity that allows for changes over time in understanding who we are sexually.

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Garber's erudite, provocative study of bisexuality challenges the easy polarities of heterosexual and homosexual, straight and gay. A Harvard professor of English whose books include Vested Interests:

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Garber devotes chapters to androgyny, marriages between bisexuals, sexual conversion narratives, bisexual love triangles, with close analyses of bisexual themes in Henry James, James Baldwin, Anne Rice's vampire fiction and movies like Basic Instinct and Personal Best.

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London Review of Books

I am also getting used to regarding every sexual act as one between four individuals.’ (Garber presents a lively history of the Freud-Fliess fight over the paternity of the theory of bisexuality.) Does this not make bisexual marriage, like bridge (that staple of old-fashioned monogamous marriages...

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