Sodomy and Sublimity in the Sonnets, Wilde, Freud, and LacanUniversity of Pennsylvania Press
Chapter 1. Shakespeare's Perfume
Chapter 2. Theory to Die For: Oscar Wilde's The Portrait of Mr. W.H.
Chapter 3. Freud's Egyptian Renaissance: Leonardo da Vinci and a Memory of His Childhood
Chapter 4. Lacan's Anal Thing: The Ethics of Psychoanalysis
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