Poetic Politics

Néstor Perlongher’s combination of literary and political critique imagined a solidarity based on ‘a multitude of comrades, each more extravagant than the next’.

Perlongher was an Argentine poet and anthropologist who was active in the Gay Liberation Front.

The Argentine-Brazilian anthropologist, sociologist, and poet Néstor Perlongher was one of the most important figures in Latin American literature, and among the most influential cultural theorists to emerge from Argentina’s gay liberation movement of the 1970s, which was just as febrile as its French, Italian, British and American counterparts. He is little-known in the Anglophone […]

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