When Heroes Love by Susan Ackerman
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ISBN
9780231132602
Date Released
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Hardcover
Pages
353
Dimensions
153 x 229 x 20mm

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"In exploring the stories of Gilgamesh and Enkidu and David and Jonathan, Ackerman cautions against applying modern conceptions of homosexuality to these relationships. Drawing on historical and literary criticism, Ackerman's close readings analyze the stories of David and Gilgamesh in light of contemporary definitions of sexual relationships and gender roles. She argues that these male relationships cannot be taken as same-sex partnerships in the modern sense, but reflect the ancient understanding of gender roles, whether in same- or opposite-sex relationships, defined as either active (male) or passive (female). Her interpretation also considers the heroes' erotic and sexual interactions with members of the opposite sex."--BOOK JACKET.
ISBN:
9780231132602
Publication Date:
11 / 05 / 2005
Pages:
353
Dimensions:
153 x 229 x 20mm

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