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Toward a Genealogy of Discourse on Male Sexualities
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Cohen, William A.
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Foldy, Michael S.
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Gagnier, Reginia
Idylls of the Marketplace: Oscar Wilde and the Victorian Public
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(Reprint by Penguin Books 2001)

McKenna, Neil
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Into the Demon Universe: A Literary Exploration of Oscar Wilde
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Powys, John Cowper
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How His Tragedy Reflected His Personality
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Sinfield, Alan
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