Germaine Greer by Germaine Greer
The Beautiful Boy

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From Adonis and images of St. Sebastian to James Dean and Calvin Klein models, beautiful boys have been quietly admired since the beginning of time. While most agree that women have been treated and depicted as sex objects, Germaine Greer's sensational thesis is that the erotic charge of male imagery has been rigorously repressed throughout history. Men and women alike have been blind to the sensuality and flirtatiousness found in images of boys, as well as to the many depictions of female bodies based on the juvenile male-from Michelangelo's female figures to waif like supermodels.

This iconic ideal of male physical beauty is revealed in hundreds of dazzling images by the world's greatest artists and photographers. The Kritios boy, Caravaggio's Love Triumphant, Larry Clark's Oklahoma City, Nijinsky in "L'Apres-Midi d'un Faune," Cellini's Narcissus, Donatello's David, Thomas Eakins' young swimmers, and many other examples, provide striking evidence that the models of today- with their wide shoulders and narrow hips-echo the boyish ideal.
 

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Published November 15, 2003 by Rizzoli. 256 pages
Genres: History, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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She denies the extent to which Australia's identity and interest is bound up with the white world, claiming that the country benefits not at all from its relationship with the United States and Britain - so why, pray, is Australia (a bit like Israel in the Middle East) far richer than all the n...

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Shakespeare's Wife by Germaine Greer Buy it from the Guardian bookshop Search the Guardian bookshop Germaine Greer uses this fabulously argumentative book to challe...

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Shakespeare's Wife by Germaine Greer 406pp, Bloomsbury, £20 Ann or Agnes Hathaway was a farmer's daughter from Shottery, near Stratford.

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The Boy by Germaine Greer 256pp, Thames & Hudson, £29.95 The first thing that strikes you about Germaine Greer's new book is just how lovely it is;

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Greer has made a career of the controversial polemic, most explosively in the 1970s with The Female Eunuch, brazenly arguing for women's sexual liberation. Decades later, the Australian-born sensualis

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