Andrew Ramer's new book, Queering the Text: Biblical, Medieval, and Modern Jewish Stories , grapples with traditional midrashim, plays with homoerotic love poems from medieval Spain , and envisions alternate versions of the present. Inspired by the pioneering work of Jewish feminists, using the same narrative tools as the rabbis of old, Ramer has crafted stories that anchor LGBT lives in the three thousand year old history of the Jewish people. ''The universe is made up of stories, not atoms,'' wrote poet Muriel Ruckeyser. The stories in this book will transport you to a new universe the one we are striving to create, right here and now.
"Seekers of specifically or blatantly gay materials might be disappointed, but the tasteful nature of this book lends itself well to reading with others who might not be as approving of such a topic otherwise. Queering the Text is not for light reading, but rather for serious thought, and knowledge of the source will help in understanding the narrative provided." --Sara Rofofsky Marcus for the GLBT Roundtable of the American Library Association