Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution

Life Isn’t Binary: On Being Both, Beyond, and In-Between book

AUTHOR: Michael Amherst
PUBLISHER: Repeater Books
DATE: 2017
PAGES: 129


Publisher’s Description

Using bisexuality as a frame, Go the Way Your Blood Beats questions the division of sexuality into straight and gay, in a timely exploration of the complex histories and psychologies of human desire.

A challenge to the idea that sexuality can either ever be fully known or neatly categorised, it is a meditation on desire’s unknowability. Interwoven with anonymous addresses to past loves – the sex of whom remain obscure – the book demonstrates the universalism of desire, while at the same time the particularity of each individual act of desiring.

Part essay, part memoir, part love letter, Go the Way Your Blood Beats asks us to see desire and sexuality as analogous with art – a mysterious, creative force, and one that remakes us in the act itself.

Table of Contents

Go the Way Your Blood Beats

Library Books Cited in this Work

The Argonauts
By Maggie Nelson

Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women’s Love and Desire
by Lisa Diamond

Vice Versa: Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life
By Marjorie Garber

Other Relevant Books Cited

James Baldwin: The Last Interview and Other Conversations by Quincy Troupe
This is Me: the Autobiography by Ian Thorpe
The Will to Knowledge: The History of Sexuality Volume 1 by Michel Foucalt
Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life by Adam Phillips
One Hundred Years of homosexuality: And Other Essays on Greek Love by David Halperin
Forbidden Friendships: Homosexuality and Male Culture in Renaissance Florence by Michael Rocke
Shrinking Violets:A Field Guide to Shyness by Joe Moran
Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
Straight Expectations: What Does It Mean to Be Gay Today? by Julie Bindel
Bluets by Maggie Nelson
The Complete Poems of Walt Whitman by Walt Whitman
Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics by José Esteban Muñoz 
Smile If You Dare: Pointy Hats and Politics with the Pet Shop Boys by Ramzy Alwakeel
Epistemology of the Closet by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
Bodies that Matter by Judith Butler
Crazy Hope and Finite Experience: Final Essays of Paul Goodman by Paul Goodman
Freud and Philosophy: An Essay on Interpretation by Paul Ricoeur

Library Notes

Purchased new as a donation by a friend of the library.