Cocteau's short work, published anonymously in 1928 by the author (who never admitted to writing it; just providing some pictures), was translated by Austryn Wainhouse for Olympia in the early '50s. This is the tale of a young man coming to grips with his own sexuality, seeking shelter in the church, and finally, in the land of Cambaceres, coming to terms with it.
This carefully crafted ebook is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents of the complete works of Oscar Wilde, containing more than 150 works.
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854 - 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams and plays, and the circumstances of his imprisonment which was followed by his early death. At the turn of the 1890s, he refined his ideas about the supremacy of art in a series of dialogues and essays, and incorporated themes of decadence, duplicity, and beauty into his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890). The opportunity to construct aesthetic details precisely, and combine them with larger social themes, drew Wilde to write drama. He wrote Salome (1891) in French in Paris but it was refused a licence. Unperturbed, Wilde produced four society comedies in the early 1890s, which made him one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London. At the height of his fame and success, while his masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest (1895), was still on stage in London, Wilde had the Marquess of Queensberry, the father of his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, prosecuted for libel, a charge carrying a penalty of up to two years in prison. The trial unearthed evidence that caused Wilde to drop his charges and led to his own arrest and trial for gross indecency with other men. After two more trials he was convicted and imprisoned for two years' hard labour. In 1897, in prison, he wrote De Profundis which was published in 1905, a long letter which discusses his spiritual journey through his trials, forming a dark counterpoint to his earlier philosophy of pleasure. Upon his release he left immediately for France, never to return to Ireland or Britain. There he wrote his last work, The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898), a long poem commemorating the harsh rhythms of prison life. He died destitute in Paris at the age of forty-six.
The Plays: VERA, THE DUCHESS OF PADUA, LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN, A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, SALOMÉ, SALOME (English Version), AN IDEAL HUSBAND, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST.
The Poetry: more than 100 poems.
The Novel: THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, including THE REVISED 20 CHAPTER VERSION.
The Short Stories: THE PORTRAIT OF MR. W. H., THE HAPPY PRINCE AND OTHER TALES, A HOUSE OF POMEGRANATES, LORD ARTHUR SAVILE'S CRIME AND OTHER STORIES.
The Non-Fiction: THE DECAY OF LYING, PEN, PENCIL AND POISON - A STUDY IN GREEN, THE CRITIC AS ARTIST, THE TRUTH OF MASKS, THE RISE OF HISTORICAL CRITICISM, THE ENGLISH RENAISSANCE OF ART, HOUSE DECORATION, ART AND THE HANDICRAFTSMAN, LECTURE TO ART STUDENTS, LONDON MODELS, POEMS IN PROSE, THE SOUL OF MAN UNDER SOCIALISM, PHRASES AND PHILOSOPHIES FOR THE USE OF THE YOUNG, A FEW MAXIMS FOR THE INSTRUCTION OF THE OVER-EDUCATED, DE PROFUNDIS, OSCAR WILDE'S LETTER TO ROBERT BROWNING, PERSONAL IMPRESSIONS OF AMERICA, THE DECORATIVE ARTS, THE HOUSE BEAUTIFUL, THE TRUTH OF MASKS.
The Journalism: A HANDBOOK TO MARRIAGE, A RIDE THROUGH MOROCCO, ARISTOTLE AT AFTERNOON TEA, BALZAC IN ENGLISH, DINNERS AND DISHES, HAMLET AT THE LYCEUM, LONDON MODELS, MR MORRIS ON TAPESTRY, MR WHISTLER'S TEN O'CLOCK, MRS LANGTRY AS HESTER GRAZEBROOK, OLIVIA AT THE LYCEUM, THE AMERICAN INVASION, TWO BIOGRAPHIES OF KEATS, TWO LETTERS TO THE DAILY CHRONICLE, WOMAN'S DRESS.
The Romance of Lust, or Early Experiences is a Victorian erotic novel published anonymously in four volumes during the years 1873-1876 by William Lazenby. The novel is told in first person, and the protagonist of the novel is Charlie Roberts. Charlie possesses a large penis, much virility, and a seemingly insatiable sexual appetite. Charlie describes his sexual initiation as an adolescent - as he is "approaching fifteen". He catalogs his sexual experiences including incest with his sisters Eliza and Mary, sex with his governesses, and his later sexual exploits with various male and female friends, and acquaintances. Besides incest, the book deals with a variety of sexual activities, including orgies, masturbation, lesbianism, flagellation, fellatio, cunnilingus, gay sex, anal sex, and double penetration. Taboo subjects such as homosexuality, incest, and pedophilia are common themes in the novel.
É lugar-comum pensar que a literatura clássica greco-romana é abundante em homoerotismo, e sabemos como a leitura dos clássicos influenciou pensadores e escritores dos séculos XIX e XX como Havelock Ellis, Oscar Wilde, J. A Symmonds, E. M. Forster, Edward Carpenter, Walt Whitman, Fernando Pessoa ou outros. Mas será mesmo assim?
Carlos Miguel de Mora sugere os critérios pelos quais se poderá julgar o que seria uma sexualidade socialmente aceitável na Roma Antiga, permitindo, assim, compreender o que seria o homoerotismo: a "transgressão" à norma, do ponto de vista do pensamento romano.
Os resultados são surpreendentes! Alguns tabus sexuais modernos seriam pura e simplesmente inexistentes ou incompreensíveis no mundo latino; outros, como aquilo a que hoje chamamos "sexo homossexual", seria considerado perfeitamente normal e socialmente aceite em certas situações da antiguidade clássica, como neste exemplo que o autor refere: "Com efeito, (...) os escravos não são mais que objetos, e, tendo em conta o que custavam, que o dono não os penetrasse era para os romanos tão absurdo como seria para nós comprar um Mercedes e deixá-lo na garagem sem o utilizar."
A leitura deste esclarecedor texto obriga-nos a refletir sobre os nossos preconceitos relacionados com a sexualidade: muitos dos aspetos da sexualidade "normal" da Roma Antiga são "imorais" nos nossos dias. Muita da sexualidade "proibida" hoje seria considerada natural no mundo latino. Assim sendo, o que muitos hoje proíbem ou condenam por contrariar o que é "natural", ou determinado pela Natureza, e logo imutável, parece afinal não ser mais que uma característica cultural da nossa sociedade contemporânea, e muitos dos textos literários catalogados atualmente como "literatura homoerótica latina" não se enquadram, de facto, nesta definição!
I have a project that you won't be able to turn down. Last week, Richard Dowling had the nerve to take me aside after a tedious financial meeting to ask if I had a "little desk job" his son could fill for a couple of months to "break him in."
Jamie is a charming young thing (if you go for the barely pubescent virginal type). Get here right away, sweep the little baby off his feet, fuck his brains out till he begs for more.
When you get a glimpse of Jamie Dowling, you'll see this is no dreary chore I'm assigning you. And as if that weren't enticement enough, you can always count on the night of hot sex I'll serve you upon completion of your little PR assignment.
Also available in a French or bilingual edition. All three versions are followed by Dangerous Liaisons (in French) by Choderlos de Laclos.
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Let yourself be guided by the hand, the eye and the hart. Brussels and its thousand faces welcomes you with open arms for an unforgetable moment, full of rich memories you won't resist coming back. As Belgium has been one of the most progressive countries talking about marriage and adoption for homosexuals, its capital, Brussels has become one of the most gay friendly cities in Europe. With its many bars, restaurants, nightspots, shops, museums and events, Brussels is a welcoming place that invites you to party 'til dawn. True to the reputation of the capital, Brussels' gay scene is discrete, varied and warm, as illustrated by portraits of the city's inhabitants included in this Brussels Gay Friendly guide. Written by Christophe Cordier, regular collaborator with Têtu magazine, this guide lists the best "gay" hotspots in the capital as well as the essential tourist sites (the Grand-Place, the Dansaert area, the Cinquentenaire, the Sablon...). The book is divided into three main parts : addresses and "gay" tips (Bars, Nightlife, Restaurants, Shopping, Cruising, Sport and Beauty, Events, Accommodation), touristic information and portraits. It is also available in French.