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Memory and Perspective (Prelude)

The metaphoric implication of the author’s writing throughout this section has to do with the thematically central idea that memory and its various qualities shift and change with perspective. Is memory ever absolutely true, do you think? How much does memory change with, and because of, perspective?  

The Power of Performance (Part 1, Chapter 1)

A key component of the author’s experience, both in life and in contemplating / writing about that life, is the concept and practice of performance. What performances have been particularly significant in your life, and why? Consider performances that you gave or were involved in, and/or that you attended.  

Gayness and Sissiness (Chapters 3 and 4)

Same-gender sexual orientation has become more and more acceptable and open over the decades since the author was a child. There are, however, communities and cultures in which it is still reviled. In what...

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