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The Resource Reconsidering the emergence of the gay novel in English and German, James Patrick Wilper

Reconsidering the emergence of the gay novel in English and German, James Patrick Wilper

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Reconsidering the emergence of the gay novel in English and German
Title
Reconsidering the emergence of the gay novel in English and German
Statement of responsibility
James Patrick Wilper
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Reconsidering the Emergence of the Gay Novel in English and German, James P. Wilper examines a key moment in the development of the modern gay novel by analyzing four novels by German, British, and American writers. Wilper studies how the texts are influenced by and respond and react to four schools of thought regarding male homosexuality in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The first is legal codes criminalizing sex acts between men and the religious doctrine that informs them. The second is the ancient Greek erotic philosophy, in which a revival of interest took place in the late nineteenth century. The third is sexual science (or sexology), which offered various medical and psychological explanations for same-sex desire and was employed variously to defend, as well as to attempt to cure, this "perversion." And fourth, in the wake of the scandal caused by his trials and conviction for "gross indecency," Oscar Wilde became associated with a homosexual stereotype based on "unmanly" behavior. Wilper analyzes the four novels: Thomas Mann's Death in Venice, E.M. Forster's Maurice, Edward Prime-Stevenson's Imre: A Memorandum, and John Henry Mackay's The Hustler, in relation to these schools of thought, and focuses on the exchange and cross-cultural influence between linguistic and cultural contexts on the subject of love and desire between men
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digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilper, James Patrick
Dewey number
809/.8920664
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.H57
LC item number
W55 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Comparative cultures and literatures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gays' writings
  • English fiction
  • German fiction
  • Homosexuality and literature
  • Gay men in literature
  • Lesbians in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • HISTORY
  • English fiction
  • Gay men in literature
  • Gays' writings
  • German fiction
  • Homosexuality and literature
  • Lesbians in literature
  • English-speaking countries
  • German-speaking Europe
  • Literary studies: from c 1900
  • Literary studies: general
  • Literary studies: post-colonial literature
  • Literature and literary studies
  • Literature: history and criticism
  • Minorités sexuelles
Label
Reconsidering the emergence of the gay novel in English and German, James Patrick Wilper
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Religion and law. Sin and crime -- Greek love. Transcending Greek love -- The "manly love of comrades" -- Science and sex. The highest being drawn down into decadence -- Health, masculinity, and the third sex -- Wild about Oscar Wilde? A tough act to follow : homosexuality in fiction after Oscar Wilde -- Das bildnis des Oskar Wilde
Control code
949272962
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 201 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781557537508
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1wf915m
  • 000084
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not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)949272962
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Reconsidering the emergence of the gay novel in English and German, James Patrick Wilper
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Religion and law. Sin and crime -- Greek love. Transcending Greek love -- The "manly love of comrades" -- Science and sex. The highest being drawn down into decadence -- Health, masculinity, and the third sex -- Wild about Oscar Wilde? A tough act to follow : homosexuality in fiction after Oscar Wilde -- Das bildnis des Oskar Wilde
Control code
949272962
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 201 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781557537508
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1wf915m
  • 000084
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)949272962
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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