Anarchic sexual desires of plain unmarried schoolteachers - edited by Chris McCormack


'As for myself in the present, I recall with anxiety each book left unread, poem not finished, friendships left fallow, political actions not taken. How to understand this.' - Bruce Boone, 1980

My Walk with Bob by Bruce Boone is a document of a walk through San Francisco by two friends, Boone and Robert Gluck (Bob), in the late 1970s. It is now considered central to the development of the New Narrative writing movement that followed. A movement that strives for the wandering, porous observational stance and lyrical detachment of the flaneur, wedded to a queer aesthetic of dissident erotic and emotional possibilities. Anarchic sexual desires of plain unmarried schoolteachers continues Boone's walk by embracing the unacknowledged, often contradictory currencies, that determine friendships and their recollected legacies. Spanning a period of nearly 40 years, these out-of-print and newly commissioned texts include Bruce Boone, Lukas Duwenhogger, Robert Gluck, Vanalyne Green, Rob Halpern, Elizabeth A Hatmaker, Emma Hedditch, Jaki Irvine, Colter Jacobsen, Kevin Killian, Chris Kraus, Andy Lacey, Isla Leaver-Yap, Douglas A Martin, Josephine Pryde, Lis Rhodes, Jimmy Robert, Sarah Schulman and Joe Westmoreland. Edited by Chris McCormack. 

Published by Selected Press, 2015
Softcover, 135 pp, 128 x 209mm

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