By Michael Ferber
This is often the 1st dictionary of symbols to be in accordance with literature, instead of 'universal' mental archetypes or myths. It explains and illustrates the literary symbols that all of us usually stumble upon (such as swan, rose, moon, gold), and offers 1000's of cross-references and quotations. The dictionary concentrates on English literature, yet its entries diversity greatly from the Bible and classical authors to the 20 th century, taking in American and ecu literatures. For this new version, Michael Ferber has integrated over twenty thoroughly new entries (including undergo, holly, sunflower and tower), and has further to a few of the latest entries. Enlarged and enriched from the 1st variation, its knowledgeable sort and wealthy references make this ebook a necessary instrument not just for literary and classical students, yet for all scholars of literature.
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Thus we have the same gradation, from congenital inescapable bisexuality to the conscious choice of the masculine. Three areas of orgiastic behavior will allow us to complete our discussion of the symbolic meanings of Sadean bisexuality: the sex of the victims preferred by the women libertines; transvestism; male and female homosexualities. (9: 438, 1039)35 Though she lacks Durand's anatomical justification, Juliette sometimes expresses the same bisexual proclivity: "I ordered as many persons to be killed of one sex as of the other," she declares (9: 412, 1012), and her anarchic eroticism certainly fits this option.
And is it necessary for the formation of the fetus that the two seeds join? This assertion is not unpersuasive, and though I am a woman, I should hesitate to combat it. —In my own heart I find evidence for what you say, my dear, for I am mad with love for my father and feel that I loathe my mother. Direct quotations from the historic account given in the entry on "Generation" in Diderot's Encyclopedia this abundantly clear. Sade may well have read this account; it has the right period flavor and, despite its reasonable stance and occasional humour, it suggests a significant subtext.
Jouissance as Standard From the economic angle, prostitution, masturbation, and theft obviously combine money and sexual pleasure and thus show that both function in the same way. Jouissance and money together guarantee the equivalence among the parts of the body that is needed to effect the disorder characteristic of orgy, but the monetary model imposes some orderliness upon the heterogeneity of organ pleasure and of partial objects. It is also hinted at behind the sexual reductiveness of the actors in the orgy.
A Dictionary of Literary Symbols (2nd Edition) by Michael Ferber