's comments might indicate that some opponents of lesbian and gay rights are correct in their suspicions that social acceptance of same-sex eroticism can lead to more of it, her dismay at its newly chic status is differently motivated.
Besides knowing Musset
she also can cite Corneille and Moliere.
If this volume has a flaw it is the relatively short shrift given to theater, which as Sylvain Ledda demonstrates, is at the heart of Musset
's twentieth and twenty-first-century rise in status.
The novel interweaves the story of the two Musset
Various critics have debated the meaning of the images: does the crude masculinization of Dame Musset
, the phallic pole she extends to the drowning women, replicate dangerous stereotypes of lesbians promulgated by a male psychoanalytic establishment,(2) or does the alternation of "pole" and "muff," top hat and petticoat serve as visual proof of the undecidability of the text, its "feminine writing"?(3) Few of these critical stances discuss the significance for lesbian sexuality of the cultural context within which this set of images is located, the "thin ice" on which Dame Musset
appears to be balancing while others fall through.(4) It is my opinion that Barnes herself is aware of this "thin ice," this particularly fragile moment of nascent lesbian identity.
's early poetry partakes of both Byronic wit and Byronic passion (see romanticism ); it probes introspectively into the ecstasies and despairs of love.
Aside from these four main topics, several other essays explore Musset
's reputation among contemporaries and his legacy to the Belle Epoque.
Will Robson (Bellingham), Joe Fraser (Ravensworth); 16.2 David Wakenshaw (Bill Goff Golf Tours), Andrew Leach (ZFL Golf); 14.6 Peter McCusker (Consett); 14.1 John Glendinning (Close House); 14 Colin Musset
(Stocksfield), Harry Cone (Morpeth), Bob Cass (Durham City).
It is therefore arguably the founding text of the tradition of armchair theatre that encompasses Diderot, Retif de la Bretonne, Musset
, and Hugo.
And runner-turned-cyclist Stephen Musset
(Cleveland Wheelers) enjoyed a sensational debut in fifth place.