Poisoned Embrace: A Brief History of Sexual Pessimism

Poisoned Embrace: A Brief History of Sexual Pessimism

by Lawrence Osborne
     
 

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Since the days of the Early Fathers, sex and death have formed a theological equation known as "sexual pessimism"--an aversion to the carnal which consequently elevates the virginal and the chaste. Here, Osborne gives a bracing account of how we imagine one of the most intimate aspects of our lives.

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Since the days of the Early Fathers, sex and death have formed a theological equation known as "sexual pessimism"--an aversion to the carnal which consequently elevates the virginal and the chaste. Here, Osborne gives a bracing account of how we imagine one of the most intimate aspects of our lives.

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ISBN-13:
9780679754145
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/1994
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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