Rethinking the Politics of Literature
An Auto-Performative Humor-filled Journey with Jonathan Demme’s Swimming to Cambodia (1987): Listening to Spalding Gray ‘Gesture’ his Way through the Cinematic Reality of Intersecting ‘Contact Zones’
This essay focuses on Spalding Gray’s one-man performance titled Swimming to Cambodia (1985, 1987), which is understood as part of a tradition of auto/biographically inspired modernist texts that question the imposed divide between the private self and its public re-creation through art.
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