Through an explanation of forty figures in European culture, ^The Seduction of the Mediterranean> argues that the Mediterranean, classical and contemporary, was the central theme in homoerotic writing and art from the 1750s to the 1950s. Episodes of exile, murder, drug-taking, wild homosexual orgies and court cases are woven into an original study of a significant theme in European culture. The myth of a homoerotic Mediterranean made a major contribution to general attitudes towards Antiquity, the Renaissance and modern Italy and Greece.
|Publication date:||2nd September 1993|
|Publisher:||Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd|
|Categories:||Cultural studies, Literary studies: general, Gay & Lesbian studies, The arts,|