Images of Bliss: Ejaculation, Masculinity, Meaning


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Aristotle believed semen to be the purest of all bodily secretions, a vehicle for the spirit or psyche that gives form to substance. For Proust's narrator in Swann's Way, waking to find he has experienced a nocturnal emission, it is the product of "some misplacing of my thigh." The heavy metal band Metallica used it to adorn an album cover. Beyond its biological function, semen has been applied with surprising frequency to metaphorical and narratological purposes. In Images of Bliss, Murat Aydemir undertakes an ...

Images of Bliss: Ejaculation, Masculinity, Meaning 2007, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816648672


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