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Sex Guides: Books and Films about Sexuality for Young Adults

Sex Guides: Books and Films about Sexuality for Young Adults

1st Edition

Patty Campbell
November 13, 2018

The history of the sex guide for adolescents documents the quite unconscious movement of Western culture’s ideas about sex and youth, revealing the heritage of our own sexual beliefs and codes of behaviour. The first section of this book, first published in 1986, traces the development of the sex...

The Erotic Motive in Literature

The Erotic Motive in Literature

1st Edition

Albert Mordell
November 13, 2018

This work, first published in 1919, is an endeavour to apply some of the methods of psychoanalysis to literature. It traces a writer’s books back to the outward and inner events of their life and to reveal of their unconscious. This unconscious is largely identical with the mental love fantasies in...

Double Talk: The Erotics of Male Literary Collaboration

Double Talk: The Erotics of Male Literary Collaboration

1st Edition

Wayne Koestenbaum
November 13, 2018

Sigmund Freud and Josef Breuer on hysteria, J.A. Symonds and Havelock Ellis on sexuality, a novel by Ford Madox Ford and Joseph Conrad, The Waste Land of T.S. Eliot (and Ezra Pound), even the Lyrical Ballads of Wordsworth and Coleridge: men making books together. Wayne Koestenbaum's startling...

Performing La Mestiza: Textual Representations of Lesbians of Color and the Negotiation of Identities

Performing La Mestiza: Textual Representations of Lesbians of Color and the Negotiation of Identities

1st Edition

Ellen M. Gil-Gomez
November 13, 2018

This book, first published in 2000, explores the intersections of race, gender and gay identities in writings by contemporary American lesbians of colour in order to show how this subject is sometimes ignored, sometimes brutalised and is very rarely able to survive on her own terms by constructing...

Proust, Cole Porter, Michelangelo, Marc Almond and Me: Writings by Gay Men on Their Lives and Lifestyles from the Archives of the National Lesbian and Gay Survey

Proust, Cole Porter, Michelangelo, Marc Almond and Me: Writings by Gay Men on Their Lives and Lifestyles from the Archives of the National Lesbian and Gay Survey

1st Edition

National Lesbian & Gay Survey
November 13, 2018

Drawn from years of archive material, this collection, first published in 1993, portrays the voices and experience of over sixty gay men from all walks of life. Here are presented the difficulties of coming out, but also the diverse nature of gay relationships and the impact of HIV and AIDS....

Lesbian Voices From Latin America

Lesbian Voices From Latin America

1st Edition

Elena M. Martínez
November 13, 2018

In spite of the attention that Latin American women writers have attracted in recent years, a book dedicated exclusively to those writers whose work primarily articulates a lesbian perspective was until now missing. The purpose of this book, first published in 1996, is to bring attention to and...

Sexual Heretics: Male Homosexuality in English Literature from 1850-1900

Sexual Heretics: Male Homosexuality in English Literature from 1850-1900

1st Edition

Brian Reade
November 13, 2018

The years between 1850 and 1900 were the vintage years of a discreet homosexual culture in England. In this period, educational, personal and foreign influences all contributed to the establishment of a trend expressed in the works of authors such as John Addington Symonds, Walter Pater, and A.E....

Routledge Library Editions: Literature and Sexuality

Routledge Library Editions: Literature and Sexuality

1st Edition

Various
April 10, 2017

This set brings together a collection of classic out-of-print works that offer some surprising new takes on the theme of sexuality in literature. Whether examining new spaces by unrepresented women writers of colour or looking afresh at gay writings of the early twentieth century, this set presents...

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