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Posted on 05/19/2006 5:13:51 PM PDT by W. Paul Tabaka
Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 17:02:40 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Paul Tabaka" View
Subject: The Sexual Perverts.
If I am mistaken, there should be little harm of it (other than my making me seem foolish).
If I am not mistaken, a great harm can be prevented.
I have not until very recently seen any information regarding any connections by the British author Jeremy Bentham with any forms of homosexuality.
Since the publishers in the U.S. have not been prudes beginning more than half-century ago, one would not suppose that any such information had been simply suppressed until the 2000's.
In these circumstances it seems that some text on 'pederasty' attributed by J. B. ([University] of California Catalogue) may be a literary fabrication (forgery).
I note also that there had been a translation by Jeremy Bentham showing in the catalogue -- of a work by the Czech author Comenius. It does not show presently. (At least I could not find it).
I note also that there had been a publication of Bentham's correspondence with the American President Jackson ; it does not seem to be there.
I would very much appreciate somebody's informing me about the exact history of the literary works on 'pederasty' in question ; how come they are only published now, etc.
I cannot say that I am not mistaken ; but, if I am not, considerable harm can be prevented.
W. Paul Tabaka
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Bentham, Jeremy, 1748-1832. Uniform Title [ Essay on paederasty. French] Title Essai sur la pédérastie / Bentham ; traduction par Jean-Claude Bouyard du texte édité par Louis Crompton ; suivi de Discours sur les murs des anciens grecs / Shelley. Publisher Lille : GKC, 2002 [i.e. 2003] Description 237 p. : port. ; 21 cm. Series Les cahiers question de genre/GKC,0998-4372 ;no 55 Series Cahiers Gai-Kitsch-Camp.Question de genre ;55. Note Includes annexes of texts from the Grand dictionnaire universel, Beccaria, Blackstone, Diderot, Gibbon, Helvetius, Montesquieu and Voltaire, on homosexuality. Note Includes bibliographical references. ISBN 2908050587 Language French
Does any of this matter?
Doesn't FR have a "Vanity" category for this kind of thing?
(I am not quite sure everything is really straight about these publications ; but this may have been a "jumped gun".) / Paul
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