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Author Wilper, James Patrick, 1981- author.

Title Reconsidering the emergence of the gay novel in English and German / James Patrick Wilper.

Publication Info. West Lafayette, Indiana : Purdue University Press, 2016.


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Description 1 online resource (xi, 201 pages)
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Series Comparative cultures and literatures
Comparative cultures and literatures.
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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
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.
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Language English.
Subject Gays' writings -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- English-speaking countries -- History and criticism.
German fiction -- Europe, German-speaking -- History and criticism.
Homosexuality and literature.
Gay men in literature.
Lesbians in literature.
Écrits d'homosexuels -- Histoire et critique.
Roman anglais -- Anglophonie -- Histoire et critique.
Roman allemand -- Germanophonie -- Histoire et critique.
Homosexualité et littérature.
Homosexuels masculins dans la littérature.
Lesbiennes dans la littérature.
Literary studies: from c 1900.
Literary studies: general.
Literary studies: post-colonial literature.
Literature and literary studies.
Literature: history and criticism.
HISTORY -- Europe -- General.
English fiction. (OCoLC)fst00910817
Gay men in literature. (OCoLC)fst00939161
Gays' writings. (OCoLC)fst00939312
German fiction. (OCoLC)fst00941384
Homosexuality and literature. (OCoLC)fst00959818
Lesbians in literature. (OCoLC)fst00996587
English-speaking countries. (OCoLC)fst01261775
German-speaking Europe. (OCoLC)fst01692653
Minorités sexuelles -- Dans la littérature.
Indexed Term literature.
Genre/Form Electonic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Wilper, James Patrick. Reconsidering the emergence of the gay novel in English and German. West Lafayette, Indiana : Purdue University Press, 2016 Comparative cultural studies 9781557537317
ISBN 9781612494173 (electronic bk.)
161249417X (electronic bk.)
9781557537508 (electronic bk.)
155753750X (electronic bk.)
9781612494210 (epub)
1612494218 (electronic publication)
Standard No. AU@ 000058388754
AU@ 000061100813
GBVCP 1030560684
GBVCP 865788669
GBVCP 869967967

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