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Sexual Metamorphosis: An Anthology of Transsexual Memoirs - Jonathan Ames, Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Mark Rees, Deirdre McCloskey, Aleshia Brevard, Calpernia Sarah Addams, Donna Rose, Jennifer Finney Boylan, Lili Elbe, Harry Benjamin, Christine Jorgensen, Jan Morris, Rene Richards, Caroline Cossey, Loren Cameron, Mario Martino
Sexual Metamorphosis: An Anthology of Transsexual Memoirs
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But who could describe my fright when, on the next morning, I awoke and found myself feeling as if completely changed into a woman. — Case 129, Autobiography, from Psychopathia Sexualis, a Medico-Forensic Study by Richard Von Krafft-Ebing At the time the passage above was written, people who felt... show more
But who could describe my fright when, on the next morning, I awoke and found myself feeling as if completely changed into a woman. — Case 129, Autobiography, from Psychopathia Sexualis, a Medico-Forensic Study by Richard Von Krafft-Ebing At the time the passage above was written, people who felt trapped in the wrong gender automatically became case-studies. Today they become the men and women they always felt they were. Transsexuals test our notions of what it is to be male or female and, more provocatively, what it means to be one self as opposed to another. “Their stories,” says Jonathan Ames, “hold the appeal of an adventurer’s tale.” In Sexual Metamorphosis, Ames presents the personal narratives of seventeen gender pioneers. Here is Christine Jorgensen, the first celebrity transsexual, greeting thousands of well-wishers from the stage of Madison Square Garden. Here is Caroline Cossey, former model and Bond (as in James) girl, being outed in the tabloid press. Here is novelist and English professor Jennifer Finney Boylan discussing her impending transformation with her heartbroken spouse and supportive yet confused colleagues. The result is a fascinating and compulsively readable book, filled with anguish, introspection and courage.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781400030149 (1400030145)
ASIN: 1400030145
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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4.0 Sexual Metamorphosis: An Anthology of Transsexual Memoirs
A collection of excerpts of various memoirs or autobiographies written by (binary) trans people, mainly women (like three trans men featured), from the late 1800s to the early 2000s. All of it is very focused on surgical transition. Also the majority of the authors are pretty well-to-do, and all whi...
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