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Dialogue and Deviance

Male-Male Desire in the Dialogue Genre (Plato to Aelred, Plato to Sade, Plato to the Postmodern)

Authors: Sturges, R.

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This book traces the historical relationship between male-male erotic desire and the genre of literary or philosophical dialogue. It describes three literary-philosophical traditions, each of which originates in a different Platonic dialogue whose subsequent influence can be traced, first, through the Roman and medieval periods; second, through the Renaissance and Enlightenment periods; and, finally, through the modern and postmodern periods. Sturges demonstrates that various forms of erotic deviance have been differently valued in these different periods and cultures, and that dialogue has consistently proven to be the genre of choice for expressing these changing values. This study provides a valuable historical perspective on current debates over the place of homosexuality in modern Western culture.

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Robert S. Sturges is Professor of English at Arizona State University, USA.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Sturges, Robert S.

    Pages 1-12

  • Erotics of Friendship: From Plato’s Lysis to Aelred of Rievaulx

    Sturges, Robert S.

    Pages 13-72

  • Spiritual Erotics: From Plato’s Symposium to Sade’s La Philosophie dans le boudoir

    Sturges, Robert S.

    Pages 73-154

  • Erotic Style: From Plato’s Phaedrus to the Modern Novel

    Sturges, Robert S.

    Pages 155-220

  • Conclusion: Deviant Erotics from Plato to the Postmodern

    Sturges, Robert S.

    Pages 221-234

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eBook $64.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $85.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-312-23069-2
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-38599-7
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dialogue and Deviance
Book Subtitle
Male-Male Desire in the Dialogue Genre (Plato to Aelred, Plato to Sade, Plato to the Postmodern)
Authors
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Robert S. Sturges
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-7851-6
DOI
10.1057/9781403978516
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-23069-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-38599-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 297
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