Tennessee Williams | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Annette J. Saddik

This literature criticism consists of approximately 12 pages of analysis & critique of Tennessee Williams.
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Critical Essay by Annette J. Saddik

SOURCE: Saddik, Annette J. “The (Un)Represented Fragmentation of the Body in Tennessee Williams's ‘Desire and the Black Masseur’ and Suddenly Last Summer.Modern Drama 41, no. 3 (fall 1998): 347-54.

In the following essay, Saddik explores the connection between homosexuality and cannibalism in “Desire and the Black Masseur” and Suddenly Last Summer.

If psychoanalysis were to have an innovative role in a Fouca[u]ldian genealogy of the human subject in Western societies, it would not be because it explains our nature in terms of our sexuality (this would be merely an addition to the history of attempts to define a “human nature”), but rather because it defines the sexual itself as that which profoundly disorients any effort whatsoever to constitute a human subject.

—Leo Bersani1

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