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Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I bought Voluptuous Panic while writing an essay on cabaret and dance in the Weimar Republic. It's style, much like the subject matter is unconventional and utterly fascinating. This is a book full of intrigue and less usual reference that prompted new lines of enquiry and connections to develop within my research. Well produced full of great visuals. Having completed my essay and studies on Weimar Culture I could easily be tempted to part my copy of VP but I'll definitely keep in for reference and conversation. Mel Gordon is clearly a good author to look out for.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Weimar was anything but harmless. The book centres upon Berlin and provides details of a sexual explosion rom 1927 until 1932 brimming with pictures. It is not an academic book, but also contains considerable insights. The book engages with the changing sexual identities as men and women confronted an abandonment into a sexual abyss where anything, compared to previous decades and eras, went.

So transvestitism, homo-sexuality, lesbianism S&M and no doubt child abuse as another adjunct, exploded into public view and consciousness rather than existing behind closed doors. Prostitution a by product of World War One became a component of Ku Damm and Friedrichstrasse. Gay men and women all vied in disparate areas for clients who were mainly the wealthy. All the antithesis of the austere world formulated by Frederick the Great who wanted his troops to emulate the spartan warriors.

The book brings together the Expressionists along with Dix and Grosz into view along with various adverts and people in various states of undress to focus upon the debauchery which could be had, just before the Nazi coup d'etat when it all closed down.
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on 27 April 2015
Highly recommended for those with this particular taste.
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on 23 February 2015
Historic
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 27 August 2014
A fascinating book, though I just wish he had given references to all the information he packs in. And there is no index, which to my mind, is quite unforgiveable. The bibliography, too, is really quite small. All in all, hardly an "academic" book.
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12 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on 26 July 2006
Badly written. So many better options. The stupid Americanised journalistic title gives it all away. If desperate, read Christopher Isherwood.
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