Scandal in the Ink. Male and Female Homosexuality in Twentieth-Century French Literature
Door Christopher Robinson
|Scandal in the Ink. Male and Female Homosexuality in Twentieth-Century French Literature|
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This study of the influences and roles of homosexual writers and themes in modern French literature examines how views of homosexuality are polarized between negative self-hatred (Proust) and positive idealization (Gide and the Blarney Group). Because the nature of identity is a key theme in 20th-century French literature, the quest for understanding sexual identities and self-image is an integral focus for the contemporary writers cited here.;The book includes an analysis of the lesbian literary scene, including: Paris as the centre of international lesbianism in the 1930s; the growth of a lesbian feminist separatist philosophy (Colette) and the denial of lesbianism (Yourcenar, whose novels focus on gay men instead). It also covers AIDS novelists. Finally, it analyzes the relationship b... (Lees verder)etween a "new view" of the world embodied by sexual liberation and literary form. It looks at the experimental style of many 20th-century lesbian and gay writers, such as Proust's view of the novel, Surrealism and the "theatre of the absurd".
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