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Title Images of bliss : ejaculation, masculinity, meaning / Murat Aydemir.
Imprint Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2007.


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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 334 pages) : illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-328) and index.
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Subject Generative organs, Male -- Philosophy.
Human reproduction -- Philosophy.
Ejaculation -- Philosophy.
Penis -- Philosophy.
Masculinity -- Philosophy.
Testis -- physiology.
Ejaculation -- physiology.
Genitalia, Male -- physiology.
Human Body.
Philosophy, Medical.
Reproduction -- physiology.
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction; PART ONE: HISTORY, ART; PART TWO: PSYCHOANALYSIS; PART THREE: PORNOGRAPHY; PART FOUR: THEORY; PART FIVE: LITERATURE; Epilogue: Forcing the Issue; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Summary 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 original and extensive analysis of images of male orgasm and semen. In a series of.
Other Title Print version: Aydemir, Murat. Images of bliss. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2007 0816648662 9780816648665