Reinvention of Obscenity Sex, Lies, and Tabloids in Early Modern France
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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.
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 6/1/2002
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
|List of Illustrations|
|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?|