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Author Wolf, Naomi, author.

Title Outrages : sex, censorship, and the criminalization of love / Naomi Wolf.

Publication Info. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2019]


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Description xviii, 377 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [317]-363) and index.
Contents 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 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" -- Epilogue -- Afterword : poetry as revolution.
Summary "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.
Subject Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893.
Homosexuality and literature -- Great Britain.
Male homosexuality -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century.
Obscenity (Law) -- Great Britain.
Censorship -- Great Britain.
London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
HISTORY -- Social History.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Human Sexuality (see also PSYCHOLOGY -- Human Sexuality)
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- LGBT Studies -- Gay Studies.
Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893. (OCoLC)fst00053317
Censorship. (OCoLC)fst00850568
Homosexuality and literature. (OCoLC)fst00959818
Male homosexuality. (OCoLC)fst01430687
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Obscenity (Law) (OCoLC)fst01042937
England -- London. (OCoLC)fst01204271
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Online version: Wolf, Naomi, author. Outrages Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019 9780544273344 (DLC) 2018059182
ISBN 9780544274020 (hardcover)
0544274024 (hardcover)
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