Title: THE SEDUCTION OF THE MEDITERRANEAN Writing, Art and the Homosexual Fantasy
Book Condition: Good
Edition: First Edition
Publisher:  Routledge 1993
ISBN Number: 0415093120 / 9780415093125
Seller ID: 10710
Cover has light edge wear, a little moreso to corners, some corner curling and scuffing. Pages are all intact, however numerous pages have markings in pencil. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 259 pages; "In this original and well-researched study, Aldrich shows that a recurring motif in the literature and art of homosexuals from the 1750s to the 1950s was that of the Mediterranean, which was mythologized as a place where the homoerotic ideal of masculine beauty and virility could be fulfilled. The idea is exemplified in Thomas Mann's Death in Venice and in the works of over 40 writers examined here, from the German art historian Windelmann to Lord Byron and E. M. Forster, and many artists and photographers....."