Men in Love: Male Homosexualities from Ganymede to Batman

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Recent writings about homosexuality have tended toward either dry science or trendy self-help. But the mystery of human sexuality cannot be summed up using only psychoanalitic or biological models. In Men in Love, Jungian psychoanalist Vittorio Lingiardi traces the poetic roots of eros from ancient Greek times to modern times through myths, art, poetry, and symbols. From the rape of Ganymede to Michelangelo’s loves, from the relationship of Batman and Robin to the letters between Freud and Jung, this voyage ...

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Overview

Recent writings about homosexuality have tended toward either dry science or trendy self-help. But the mystery of human sexuality cannot be summed up using only psychoanalitic or biological models. In Men in Love, Jungian psychoanalist Vittorio Lingiardi traces the poetic roots of eros from ancient Greek times to modern times through myths, art, poetry, and symbols. From the rape of Ganymede to Michelangelo’s loves, from the relationship of Batman and Robin to the letters between Freud and Jung, this voyage speaks eloquently about the complex relationships between men. “A substantial and imaginative study ... pleasurable and edifying.” — David Leavitt, author of The Lost Language of Cranes

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812695151
  • Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Translator's Note
Introduction: Ars Erotica or Scientia Sexualis? 1
Pt. I Zeus and his Cupbearer 23
1 Ganymede and Zeus 25
2 Spiritual Love and Carnal Love 37
3 The Hidden Image 47
4 Greybeard and the Young Angel 57
5 Where Eagles Dare 71
6 The Fuhrer's Eagle 83
7 Winged Feet 93
8 Love Pricks 105
9 The Sacred Precincts of Sodom 115
10 Conclusion 127
Pt. II Jung's Demon 131
11 "The Great Phallus" 137
12 Love Requires an Object 145
13 Mater 151
14 Anima 157
15 The Love Problem of the Student 161
16 Is Anatomy Destiny? 167
17 The Androgyne 175
Notes 185
Bibliography 213
Index 231
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