The staunch Athenian pederast
couches his arguments in the rehearsed language of strictly philosophical love; there is deep emotional and intellectual attachment, for life even, but no physical consummation.
It is significant that it is the pederast
, Glaucon, who perverts natural family relations by subordinating procreation to the demands of political power.
In another sense, however, Montherlant makes many oblique references to the "Order" he belonged to before and after Word War II: his small society of pederasts
It is only proper, then, that the masculinity of Hippothoos the pederast
should be assessed in the context of this tradition, and not in the framework of modern Western homosexuality, for example.
However, Segal does allow us to understand how Gide, a pederast
, who allegedly preferred a kind of fleeting, masturbatory proximity with his adolescent lovers, and little more than a touch, should project himself as a pedagogue.
It is significant that that should be the case, because it means that the sexual desires of the Greek pederast
were not necessarily a "construction" of his culture, but may well have answered much deeper needs within his own personality.
Lolita has the breadth and daring to describe the beginnings of a culture of sanctioned degeneracy so incremental that today only an overt step offends, as in the recent withdrawal of Calvin Klein's explicitly pederast
When I finished reading this memoir I asked myself: how could Podhoretz have sustained a friendship with someone like Ginsberg, fine poet though he might be, but also sex pervert, druggie, probably a pederast
, and an impassioned America-hater?
Paulo is a one-dimensional villain, a rapist and pederast
Bill is a pederast
whose late-night chats with his son are a deconstruction of Ward Cleaver's talks with the Beaver with a vengeance.
2) Moreover, a citizen must always take the active role of pederast
, never the passive one of catamite.
As Clavreul argues, the fetishist's wife, the nymphomaniac's husband, and the pederast
's protective older woman are even more in question than the fetishist, the nymphomaniac, or the pederast