By Oliver S. Buckton
concentrating on the illustration of same-sex wish in Victorian autobiographical writing, Oliver Buckton bargains major new readings of works via the most influential figures in late-nineteenth-century literature and tradition. Combining unique study, cautious historic research, and modern theories of autobiography, gender, and sexual identification, he offers nuanced stories of confessional narratives through Edward wood worker, John Henry Newman, John Addington Symonds, Oscar Wilde, and, in an epilogue, E. M. Forster.
By studying the "confessional" components of those writings, Buckton brings "secrecy" into concentration as a imperative and effective component to autobiographical discourse. He demanding situations the traditional view of secrecy because the suppression of knowledge, in its place utilizing the time period to indicate an oscillation among authorial self-disclosure and silence or reserve--a method for arousing the reader's curiosity and developing a relation in line with shared wisdom whereas deferring or displacing the revelation of doubtless incriminating and scandalous wants. although their
disclosures of same-sex wish jeopardized the cultural privilege granted those writers by means of Victorian codes of authorship and masculinity, their use of secrecy, Buckton exhibits, allowed them to guard themselves from Victorian stigma and to problem winning buildings of sexual identity.
Originally released in 1998.
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