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Reinvention of Obscenity Sex, Lies, and Tabloids in Early Modern France

ISBN-10: 0226141411

ISBN-13: 9780226141411

Edition: 2002

Authors: Joan E. DeJean

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Description:

The concept of obscenity is an ancient one. But as Joan deJean suggests, its modern form, the same version that today's politicians decry, was invented in seventeenth century France.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 6/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: "The Words That Shock So Much at First"
Male Practices: Theophile de Viau's "Sodomite Sonnet"
The Heterosexual Turn: L'Ecole des filles or, When (the) Sex Began to Talk
Two-Letter Words: Moliere's L'Ecole des femmes and Obscenity Made Modern
Conclusion: Beyond Obscenity?
Notes
Works Cited
Index