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A Journey from Childhood into the Fierce Order of Virility

"Not only one of the frankest of autobiographies, but also a brilliantly written book, Leiris’ Manhood mingles memories, philosophic reflections, sexual revelation, meditations on bullfighting, and the life-long progress of self-discovery."—Washington Post Book World

"Leiris writes to appall, and thereby to receive from his readers the gift of a strong emotion—the emotion needed to defend himself against the indignation and disgust he expects to arouse in his readers."—Susan Sontag, New York Review of Books

184 pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 1992

Anthropology: Cultural and Social Anthropology

Gender and Sexuality

Literature and Literary Criticism: Romance Languages

Psychology: General Psychology

Table of Contents

Foreword by Susan Sontag
Translator’s Note, 1983
Prologue: I have just reached the age of thirty-four
I. Tragic Themes
II. Classical Themes
III. Lucrece
IV. Judith
V. The Head of Holofernes
VI. Lucrece and Judith
VII. The Loves of Holofernes
VIII. The Raft of the Medusa
Afterword: The Autobiographer as Torero
Selected Bibliography
A Note on the Author

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