The Prosthetic Pleasures of Guillaume Dustan
Abstract

Abstract:

Guillaume Dustan's autofictional Dans ma chambre unabashedly recounts the HIV positive narrator-protagonist's drug-fueled navigation of Parisian gay sex culture. This essay argues that, despite the narrator's seemingly self-destructive tendencies, the novel offers a wholly life-affirming model of wellness and embodiment based on connectivity and a logic of prosthesis.


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