A Scarlet Pansy
- ISBN 13:
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- Edition: Reprint
- Format: Paperback
- Copyright: 09/01/2016
- Publisher: Fordham University Press
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A Scarlet Pansy stands apart from similar fiction of its time--as well as that of the ensuing decades--by celebrating rather than pathologizing its effeminate and sexually adventurous protagonist. In this edition, republished for the first time in its original unexpurgated form, Robert J. Corber examines the way in which it flew in the face of other literature of the time in its treatment of gender expression and same-sex desire. He places the novel squarely within its social and cultural context of nearly a century ago while taking into account the book's checkered publication history as well as the question of the novel's unknown author.
Much more than cultural artifact, A Scarlet Pansy remains a uniquely delightful and penetrating work of literature, resonating as much with present-day culture as it is illuminating of our understanding of queer history and challenging our notions of what makes a man a woman, and vice-versa.