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The Seduction of the Mediterranean Writing, Art and Homosexual Fantasy by Robert Aldrich
  

The Seduction of the Mediterranean Writing, Art and Homosexual Fantasy

Synopsis

The Seduction of the Mediterranean Writing, Art and Homosexual Fantasy by Robert Aldrich

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.

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In this original and well-researched study, Aldrich shows that a recurring motif in the literature and art of homosexuals from the 1750s to the 1950s was that of the Mediterranean. . . . Aldrich breaks new ground by revealing a unifying thread in homosexual culture long before the moder term subculture
was invented

. - Library Journal


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Book Info

Publication date

2nd September 1993

Author

Robert Aldrich

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Publisher

Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Cultural studies
Literary studies: general
Gay & Lesbian studies
The arts

ISBN

9780415093125

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