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The Resource Sex, literature and censorship, Jonathan Dollimore

Sex, literature and censorship, Jonathan Dollimore

Label
Sex, literature and censorship
Title
Sex, literature and censorship
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Dollimore
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Those who love and live by art tell us that it is the most exalted expression of civilized life. In this provocative new book, Jonathan Dollimore argues that, far from confirming humane values, literature more often than not violates them." "He begins with a polemical and witty attack on the spurious radicalism of some fashionable academic theories about desire and sexual dissidence. Dollimore then examines the ways in which the media, literary critics and the state, as well as these literary theorists, all deny or repress the disturbing and dangerous knowledge conveyed by literature." "His own account of the volatile connections between aesthetics, desire, politics and censorship unfolds through topics such as homosexuality, bisexuality, sexual disgust, and the disturbing relations between art and inhumanity, and through brilliant insights into a wide range of authors including Euripides, Shakespeare, Tennyson and Yeats." "Most persistently, this book is about how the experience of desire and art compromises our most cherished ethical beliefs. If this helps make art irresistible and of indispensable value, it follows too that there are reasonable grounds for wanting to censor it." "This compelling and accessibly written book will be essential reading for students and scholars of literary, gender and cultural studies, and will have a major impact on debates about art, sexuality, censorship and the role of the intellectual."--Jacket
  • "Those who love and live by art tell us that it is the most exalted expression of civilized life. In this provocative new book, Jonathan Dollimore argues that, far from confirming humane values, literature more often than not violates them." "He begins with a polemical and witty attack on the spurious radicalism of some fashionable academic theories about desire and sexual dissidence. Dollimore then examines the ways in which the media, literary critics and the state, as well as these literary theorists, all deny or repress the disturbing and dangerous knowledge conveyed by literature." "His own account of the volatile connections between aesthetics, desire, politics and censorship unfolds through topics such as homosexuality, bisexuality, sexual disgust, and the disturbing relations between art and inhumanity, and through brilliant insights into a wide range of authors including Euripides, Shakespeare, Tennyson and Yeats." "Most persistently, this book is about how the experience of desire and art compromises our most cherished ethical beliefs. If this helps make art irresistible and of indispensable value, it follows too that there are reasonable grounds for wanting to censor it." "This compelling and accessibly written book will be essential reading for students and scholars of literary, gender and cultural studies, and will have a major impact on debates about art, sexuality, censorship and the role of the intellectual."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dollimore, Jonathan
Dewey number
820.9/3538
Index
index present
LC call number
PR408.H65
LC item number
D65 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Homosexuality and literature
  • Erotic literature, English
  • Censorship
  • English literature
  • Bisexuality in literature
  • Desire in literature
  • Sex in literature
Label
Sex, literature and censorship, Jonathan Dollimore
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [187]-199) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Too hot for Yale? The challenge of queer theory -- The new bisexuality -- Wishful theory -- Sexual disgust -- Daemonic desires -- Dangers within -- Those who love are the most also censor it the most -- Critical wars and academic censors -- Shakespeare at the limits of political fascism -- The aesthetic attraction of fascism -- Desire: art against philosophy?
Control code
45958238
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 206 pages
Isbn
9780745627649
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001021046
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Sex, literature and censorship, Jonathan Dollimore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [187]-199) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Too hot for Yale? The challenge of queer theory -- The new bisexuality -- Wishful theory -- Sexual disgust -- Daemonic desires -- Dangers within -- Those who love are the most also censor it the most -- Critical wars and academic censors -- Shakespeare at the limits of political fascism -- The aesthetic attraction of fascism -- Desire: art against philosophy?
Control code
45958238
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 206 pages
Isbn
9780745627649
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001021046
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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