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Unspeakable : a life beyond sexual morality

Author: Rachel Hope Cleves
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2020.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this unnerving biography of Norman Douglas, a prolific British novelist, travel writer, and an undisguised and unrepentant pedophile, Rachel Hope Cleves grapples-at length and with feeling-with the interrelated questions of how to write the biography of a repulsive man and why. She focuses less on defining who Douglas was than on why Douglas seems so monstrous to us when he often did not to those who knew and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cleves, Rachel Hope.
Unspeakable : A Life beyond Sexual Morality.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2020
Named Person: Norman Douglas; Norman Douglas
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Hope Cleves
ISBN: 9780226733678 022673367X
OCLC Number: 1226584199
Description: 1 online resource (369 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Intro --
Contents --
Introduction --
Part I. George Norman Douglass --
1. Crocodiles --
2. Lizards --
3. Annetta and Michele --
4. Elsa --
5. Capri --
Reflection I --
Part II. Norman Douglas --
6. Norman Douglas --
7. London Street Games --
8. Keeping Faith --
9. Alone --
10. Together --
Reflection II --
Part III. Uncle Norman --
11. The Pederastic Congress --
12. A Hymn to Copulation --
13. Diavolo Incarnato --
14. Epicurus --
15. Moving Along --
Reflection III --
Part IV. Heraclitus --
16. On the Run --
17. England Is a Nightmare --
18. Footnote on Capri --
19. Omnes Eodem Cogimur --
20. Pinorman versus Grand Man --
21. Looking Back --
Reflection IV --
Acknowledgments --
Abbreviations --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Rachel Hope Cleves.

Abstract:

"In this unnerving biography of Norman Douglas, a prolific British novelist, travel writer, and an undisguised and unrepentant pedophile, Rachel Hope Cleves grapples-at length and with feeling-with the interrelated questions of how to write the biography of a repulsive man and why. She focuses less on defining who Douglas was than on why Douglas seems so monstrous to us when he often did not to those who knew and (yes) loved him. Cleves does more than sketch the conditions and influence of Douglas's life and work; she probes how changing social norms affect our aesthetic and moral assessments"--

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"A captivating book. . . A scholarly gem. . . Cleves's book is a must read for people interested in the history of sexuality, the history of youth, the history of family, and the history of Italy." Read more...

 
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