The Seduction of the Mediterranean: Writing, Art and Homosexual Fantasy

The Seduction of the Mediterranean: Writing, Art and Homosexual Fantasy

by RobertAldrich (Author)

Synopsis

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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Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Edition: 1
Publisher: Routledge
Published: 02 Sep 1993

ISBN 10: 0415093120
ISBN 13: 9780415093125

Media Reviews
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