This volume demarcates the distinctly paederastic elements within a series of highly nuanced, Uranian texts. Chapter one considers recent engagements of Gerard Manley Hopkins’s eroticism; chapter two considers Hopkins’s unique problematics; chapter three is a close reading of Hopkins’s ‘Epithalamion’; chapter four considers the paederastic pedagogy advocated by Walter Pater in Marius the Epicurean; chapter five considers the breach between Pater and Oscar Wilde facilitated by Pater’s review of The Picture of Dorian Gray. The conclusion considers the Uranian continuum stretching from William Johnson to Guy Davenport.
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Drawn from the secret, never-before-seen diaries, journals, and sexual records of the novelist, poet, and university professor Samuel M. Steward, Secret Historian is a sensational reconstruction of one of the more extraordinary hidden lives of the twentieth century. An intimate friend of Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, and Thornton Wilder, Steward maintained a secret sex life from childhood on, and documented these experiences in brilliantly vivid (and often very funny) detail.
After leaving the world of academe to become Phil Sparrow, a tattoo artist on Chicago's notorious South State Street, Steward worked closely with Alfred Kinsey on his landmark sex research. During the early 1960s, Steward changed his name and identity once again, this time to write exceptionally literate, upbeat pro-homosexual pornography under the name of Phil Andros.
Until today he has been known only as Phil Sparrow―but an extraordinary archive of his papers, lost since his death in 1993, has provided Justin Spring with the material for an exceptionally compassionate and brilliantly illuminating life-and-times biography. More than merely the story of one remarkable man, Secret Historian is a moving portrait of homosexual life long before Stonewall and gay liberation.
Secret Historian is a 2010 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction. Here is an excerpt from the book:
''He told me one fine tale about a fag who “hired” him one night. The guy made [Ruffian] take the belt out of his trousers and beat him with it, and then go into the bathroom and pee all over him, and finally, kiss his wife who’d been watching this all along and signalling to Ruffian to beat her husband harder. Ruffian was about to leave when the guy said wait, here’s your money, and Ruffian said, “Whuffo you pays me for beatin’ you? Why dat?” and the man said of course, and come again, and Ruffian said, “Whuffo? What kind of mens are you?” and the mens said, “I don’t know.''
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Angry White Men, according to Booklist, "delivers... a lively, frequently scary look at a group of people who are trying, ever more desperately, to hang onto a world that no longer exists." Gloria Steinem, the legendary feminist activist and author, says, "Angry White Men is a brave, sane, compassionate, and rescuing book."
Kimmel, one of the leading writers on men and masculinity in the world today, has spent hundreds of hours in the company of America's angry white men — from white supremacists to men's rights activists to young students. Angry White Men presents a comprehensive diagnosis of their fears, anxieties, and rage.
Felicia Garcia - Coping and Suicide amongst the Lads (2016)
For every female suicide in Ireland, there are five male suicides. This book is based on fieldwork done in and around Cork, Ireland between 2008 and 2012 among some forty young lads, aged 18-34. This anthropological approach aims to help explain why some groups in a specific society or community are more prone to commit suicide than others. In addition to suicide, this book focuses extensively on related issues such as alcohol, sexuality, drug abuse, and other self-destructive behaviors prominent within Irish lad culture.
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In CENSORING HOLLYWOOD, Ireland-based critic Aubrey Malone fashions a pretty linear narrative out of the history of the kind of editing filmmakers don’t like: that imposed by censors, whether in the form of today’s MPAA or yesteryear’s Legion of Decency, which tagged movies as our society’s “greatest menace.”
What sets this book apart from others on this subject are the arcane and sometimes hilarious details : such as the little known fact that E.T. was banned in, of all places, Sweden, for apparently showing a child being treated with criminal neglect by its parents, and Will Hays cutting a scene from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs because it hinted at a possible sexual relationship between the heroine and the titular dwarfs.
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Thanks a lot for uploading Whitney Strub's important book! It's a book containing such loads of political idioticisms, such as "porn is an instrument used by the Sovjet Commies to demoralize American society" or "reading porn can cause you to become a Homo Sexual" - it's totally amazing the degree of pure stupidity Strub has managed to document; stupidities from US senators, congressmen, governors, Supreme Court Justices, journalists and members of the ACLU.
And remember: it was the Liberals who were in the vanguard to make porn dangerous in the 1950-60's! Not the religious right, who in the 1970's - 80's just had to update the good old Liberal anti-porn agenda a bit, and thus we got the Meese commission in 1986.
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In a hugely ambitious study which crosses continents, languages, and almost a century, Gregory Woods identifies the ways in which homosexuality has helped shape Western culture. Extending from the trials of Oscar Wilde to the gay liberation era, this book examines a period in which increased visibility made acceptance of homosexuality one of the measures of modernity.
''The Homintern is the international presence of lesbians and gay men in modern life.'' - Gregory Woods
Homintern by Gregory Woods review – a gay conspiracy in the arts? -> Read [Only Registered Users Can See LinksClick Here To Register]
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