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Author Wolf, Naomi, author
Title Outrages : sex, censorship, and the criminalization of love / Naomi Wolf
Imprint Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  PR508.H6 W65 2019    AVAILABLE    30600020133014
Descript xviii, 377 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-363) and index
I: A gentle angel. "In memoriam Arcadie" ; "A gentle angel enter'd" ; 1855 : Leaves of grass -- II: 1857 : Outrages. Inventing the modern crime of obscenity ; The war against "filth" ; The invention of civil divorce, and of sodomy as a crime against the modern state -- III: The state regulates desire. Formative scandals ; Calamus : "Paths untrodden" ; Symonds's second scandal ; "Goblin market" : attraction and aversion ; The state seizes the female body -- IV: Love and literature driven underground. "I will go with him I love" ; Regina v. Hicklin : "to deprave and corrupt" ; Dangerous poems -- V: The laboratory of empire. Six signs : "the anus and the state" ; Criminalizing "effeminacy" : the arrests of Fanny and Stella ; "My dear sir" ; Comstock : censorship crosses the Atlantic -- VI: Counter-campaigns and resistance. The arrests of Simeon Solomon ; Annie Besant and Charles Bradlaugh ; "The Greek spirit" ; "Were I as free" : the secret sodomy poems -- VII: The next generation : Symonds, Whitman and Wilde. "Love at first sight" ; Pilgrimage to Camden ; The Labouchere amendment : "gross indecency" ; Prophets of modernity ; "The life-long love of comrades" ; A problem in modern ethics -- VIII: The memoirs. "As written by himself" ; "All goes onward and outward, nothing collapses" -- Afterword: Poetry as revolution
"The best-selling author of Vagina, Give Me Liberty, and The End of America illuminates a dramatic buried story of gay history--how a single English law in 1857 led to a maelstrom, with reverberations lasting down to our day"-- Provided by publisher
"The dramatic, buried history of how nineteenth-century laws gave the state new powers to criminalize love between men--and how the movement for gay rights rose from the ashes. In 1857, Britain invented civil divorce, new obscenity laws, and new ways to criminalize love between men. New York Times best-selling author Naomi Wolf's Outrages is the story, brilliantly told, of how this perfect storm helped to originate the kinds of damaging homophobia and censorship we live with today. Wolf paints the ways these laws affected a bohemian group of sexual dissidents, including the English critic John Addington Symonds and American poet Walt Whitman. Symonds fell in love with Whitman's homoerotic voice in Leaves of Grass--a dangerous love, as dire prison terms became penalties for such love, even if only expressed on the page. Powerfully, Wolf recounts how a dying Symonds helped to write the book on "sexual inversion" that created our understanding of homosexuality. And she shines a light on his secret memoir: a half-hidden text that is rightfully understood as one of the first gay rights manifestos in the West."--Dust jacket
Subject Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893
Obscenity (Law) -- Great Britain
Homosexuality and literature -- Great Britain
Male homosexuality -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century
Censorship -- Great Britain
London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century
HISTORY -- Social History. bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Human Sexuality (see also PSYCHOLOGY -- Human Sexuality) bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- LGBT Studies -- Gay Studies. bisacsh
Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893. fast (OCoLC)fst00053317
Censorship. fast (OCoLC)fst00850568
Homosexuality and literature. fast (OCoLC)fst00959818
Male homosexuality. fast (OCoLC)fst01430687
Manners and customs. fast (OCoLC)fst01007815
Obscenity (Law) fast (OCoLC)fst01042937
England -- London. fast (OCoLC)fst01204271
Great Britain. fast (OCoLC)fst01204623
London (England) -- Social life and customs. sears
1800-1899 fast
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
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