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Days of those made like me: retrospective pleasure, sexual knowledge, and C. P. Cavafy’s homobiographics

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This essay begins with a comparison between the anonymous ‘Roman d’un inverti’ (1894/5) and Cavafy’s poem ‘Να μείνει’, and then proceeds to read C.P.Cavafy’s private notes and key erotic poems in the context of late 19th and early 20th century discourses about non-normative sexuality. During that period, and in a discursive domain dominated by sexological case studies, the deviant sexual life story was published with an aim to titillate, check, control and medicalize. In Cavafy’s texts we see...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, MML and LPP, Medieval and Modern Languages
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Publisher:
Maney Publisher's website
Journal:
Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies Journal website
Volume:
37
Issue:
2
Pages:
261-277
Publication date:
2013-01-01
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EISSN:
1749-625X
ISSN:
0307-0131
URN:
uuid:ea24d33b-5ae0-4d94-99e5-e8b59a89a8d0
Source identifiers:
315933
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pubs:315933
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English
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