Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Ural Uganda

Timely is Laurie Essig's essay "Russia's theory: Gay can be cured" in last Sunday's Washington Post. I was surprised—but I suppose I shouldn't—at how deformative decades of Stalinism have been. Given the general obliviousness to the profound otherness of Mother Russia, her book Queer in Russia (1999) may be not dated at all, but still timely!

1 comment:

Terry said...

Very sage, very sad, very worthwhile reading. We often misunderstand other cultures, assuming their histories and traditions are similar to ours.