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HIV StoriesThe Archaeology of AIDS Writing in France, 1985-1988$
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Jean Pierre Boulé

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780853235682

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846313288

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Dreuilhe: Metaphor/Phantasy and Mobilisation

Dreuilhe: Metaphor/Phantasy and Mobilisation

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(p.120) 5 Dreuilhe: Metaphor/Phantasy and Mobilisation
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HIV Stories
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853235682.003.0006

This chapter examines the AIDS narrative Corps à corps, Journal de Sida which was published in France in 1987. It explains that the book is narrated in the first person by Alain Emmanuel Dreuilhe who described himself as being gay and HIV-positive, and hacing developed AIDS-related illnesses. The book is filled with military metaphor and discusses Dreuilhe's intention to fight for homosexuality and his comparison between war and people with AIDS (PWAs).

Keywords:   Alain Emmanuel Dreuilhe, AIDS narrative, gay, HIV-positive, PWAs, military metaphor, homosexuality

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