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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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Language
eng
Summary
In <i>Reconsidering the Emergence of the Gay Novel in English and German</i>, 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.This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched
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1981-
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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
  • English-speaking countries
  • Europe, German-speaking
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Reconsidering the emergence of the gay novel in English and German, James Patrick Wilper
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781557537508
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)949272962
  • ocn949272962
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781557537508
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)949272962
  • ocn949272962

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