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Experiences of Tiresias The Feminine and the Greek Man

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ISBN-10: 1400864062

ISBN-13: 9781400864065

Edition: 1995

Authors: Nicole Loraux, Paula Wissing

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Nicole Loraux has devoted much of her writing to charting the paths of the Greek "imaginary," revealing a collective masculine psyche fraught with ambivalence as it tries to grasp the differences between nature and culture, body and soul, woman and man. The Experiences of Tiresias, its title referring to the shepherd struck blind after glimpsing Athena's naked body, captures this ambivalence in exploring how the Greek male defines himself in relationship to the feminine. In these essays, Loraux disturbs the idea of virile men and feminine women, a distinction found in official discourse and aimed at protecting the ideals of male identity from any taint of the feminine. Turning to epic and…    
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Book details

List price: $234.50
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 7/14/2014
Pages: 358
Language: English