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John Addington Symonds (1840-1893) and Homosexuality: A Critical Edition of Sources

Brady, Sean (2012) John Addington Symonds (1840-1893) and Homosexuality: A Critical Edition of Sources. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230517394.

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Abstract

Book synopsis: In John Addington Symonds (1840–1893) and Homosexuality: A Critical Edition of Sources, Sean Brady brings together for the first time the correspondence between John Addington Symonds and Havelock Ellis on the project of Sexual Inversion. Ellis'Sexual Inversion became eventually his totemic Studies in the Psychology of Sex. But in many respects, the project Sexual Inversion was Symonds' brainchild. Ellis and Symonds never actually met, so the correspondence represents their complete communication on the subject. Many of the letters in this critical source edition are published here for the first time, and the correspondence in its entirely has never been published together. This critical source edition also publishes Symonds' original privately printed essays, 'A Problem in Greek Ethics', and 'A Problem in Modern Ethics'. Sean Brady's critical introduction provides a new and interdisciplinary analysis of the significance of these texts, the correspondence, and of Symonds' place in the history of ideas and of gender and sexuality. This volume is an indispensable reference for a wide range of scholars working across multidisciplinary fields of inquiry that focus on British and continental histories of medicine and sexuality, gender history and studies of nineteenth-century culture, and introduces the new reader to Symonds' life and ideas on homosexuality.

Item Type: Book
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Sexuality, Gender, History of Ideas, Homosexuality, Classics Reception, British History
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
Depositing User: Dr Sean Brady
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2012 11:08
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:23
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/4992

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