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Of Captive Queens and Holy Panthers

Prison Fiction and Male Homoerotic Experience

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Sabine Büssing

Prison eroticism can by no means be reduced to «decadent» phenomena such as transvestism, prostitution and gang rape. On the contrary, the homoerotic subject-matter in fiction is often accompanied by an astonishingly transcendental vision of the prison - comparable with the Dostoevskyan conception that Man is forever in solitary confinement unless he can reach his fellow-prisoner. It is Everyman who is thrown into a radically novel environment, must cope with it, and often has to reconsider his original self- definition as an erotic human being.
Contents: Hustlers, Pimps, and Slaves - The Absurd Homosexual Hero - Scapegoat and Martyr - The Pink Triangle - Love: Phisical, Emotional, Spiritual.