"The six essays in this collection are suffused with an urgent sense of discovering more to say about familiar subjects: Descartes, Freud, Proust, literature, film, queer theory."
"Throughout his career, Bersani has shown us ways to resist structures that oppress and to discover modes of relatedness to the world around us.... He is concerned with the tendency of social structures to classify, to create legitimate and non-legitimate groups, because these structures derive power from our willingness to accept the identities they impose upon us."
"The energy in these essays derives from Bersani's attempts to imagine escapes from dualistic thinking and restrictive structures."–Daniel A. Burr "Gay and Lesbian Review"