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Promiscuity in Western Literature

Promiscuity in Western Literature (Hardback)

By Stoneley, Peter

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Poet and novelist Charles Bukowski described promiscuity as feast and feast and feast. The promiscuous person is having fun, getting away with it, and showing no signs of stopping. More often, though, promiscuity has been seen as demonic, as the sign of an uncivilised race, or as... a symptom of mental disorder. Promiscuity in Western Literature capitalises on the fact that literature gives us deep and varied resources for reflecting on this controversial aspect of human behaviour. Drawing on authors from Homer to Margaret Atwood, it explores recurrent ideas and scenarios: Why does the literature of promiscuity evoke ideas of the animal? Why does it so often turn upon the image of the excessive woman? How and why does promiscuity feature in comic writing? How does the emergence of the modern city change representations of promiscuity? And, in the present day, what impact have ecological concerns had on the way writers depict promiscuity?
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ISBN 9780367228347
Released AU 3 Mar 2020
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
Series Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory
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ISBN-13 9780367228347
Stock Available
Status Pre-order title, release date has been delayed
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 3 Mar 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Stoneley, Peter
Series Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory
Category Literature: History & Criticism
Literary Theory
Literary Studies: General
Literary Studies: From C 1900 -
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Dewey Code 809.933538
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Promiscuity in literature, Sex in literature
NBS Text Literary Criticism
ONIX Text College/higher education