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by Lawrence Osborne

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Author:
Lawrence Osborne
ISBN13:
978-0679427230
ISBN:
0679427236
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Publisher:
Pantheon; 1st American ed edition (October 12, 1993)
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The Poisoned Embrace is a provocative investigation into the history of sexual pessimism as it has evolved in Western theology throughout the ages. Since the days of the Early Fathers.

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Lawrence Osborne is a British novelist who is currently residing in Bangkok. The poisoned embrace: A brief history of sexual pessimism. Osborne was educated at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge and at Harvard, and has since led a nomadic life, residing for years in Poland, France, Italy, Morocco, the United States, Mexico, Thailand, and Istanbul. Osborne, Lawrence (8 May 2007).

If so, Lawrence Osborne has every right to be considered as one of our grammarians. Particularly fine are Osborne's discussion of sexual demonology and his overview of the corrupt Western ejaculation into the Occident and the New World

If so, Lawrence Osborne has every right to be considered as one of our grammarians. He's up there at the head of the class striding back and forth, and giving every little member a thwack with his Quelching. Particularly fine are Osborne's discussion of sexual demonology and his overview of the corrupt Western ejaculation into the Occident and the New World. The curious omission of any discussion of the impact of Freud, or of the character of the late-20th-century sexual revolution (and the subsequent reaction to it), can be explained less by Osborne wishing to press everything into conformity with his thesis than by the millennial perspective he has taken.

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A provocative investigation into the history of sexual pessimism explores the relationship between sex and death .

A provocative investigation into the history of sexual pessimism explores the relationship between sex and death in Western theology and distinguishes such. 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.

The poisoned embrace. A Brief History of Sexual Pessimism. Osborne's final archetype is the Androgyne, including hermaphrodites. He concludes with a discussion of sexual optimism, the belief in the therapeutic value of sex-an attitude promoted by psychoanalysis and advocated in secular radical political that deromanticized sexuality and encouraged free love. An assertive, odd, reductive reading of a familiar and complex cultural phenomenon that the Greeks identified as eros and thanatos.

The Poisoned Embrace is a provocative investigation into the history of sexual pessimism as it has evolved in Western theology throughout the . A Brief History of Sexual Pessimism Trade Paperback. com Barnes & Noble Books A Million IndieBound Powell's. Since the days of the Early Fathers, sex and death have formed a theological equation kwn as sexual pessimism

The Poisoned Embrace is a provocative investigation into the history of sexual pessimism as it has evolved in Western theology throughout the ages. Since the days of the Early Fathers, sex and death have formed a theological equation kwn as sexual pessimism. This aversion to the carnal, and its consequent elevation of the virginal and the chaste, springs t from Christianity, but from Gsticism. Osborne examines the art, mythologies, and traditions of Christendom, and distinguishes thematic archetypes: the Virgin, the Witch, the Leper, the Noble Savage, the Jew, the Oriental, the Androgyne, and.

A provocative investigation into the history of sexual pessimism explores the relationship between sex and death in Western theology and distinguishes such archetypes as the Virgin, the Leper, and the Noble Savage.
  • This is that unusual mix : a scholarly intellectual polemic which is also hilarious in a dry Brit way - by a young scholar-writer who I hope will soon publish something else soon. The stuff on witchcraft and the conquest of the New World is fascinating and really elegantly done

  • Enjoyed this strange little book, which is one of those Sontag-like essays which take in a lot during a kind of bicycle tour of cultural hang ups - it's slight, but intended to be so.
    Of course, you need a sophisticated reader here, with a light sense of humor...