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When saints go pin-ups. Sebastian, cet obscure objet du désir

Originally published on Yogurt Magazine

In a famous fragment from Yukio Mishima’s ‘Confessions of a Mask’, the alter-ego character Koshan has his first erotic impulse while looking at a reproduction of ‘Saint Sebastian’ by Guido Reni:  516 more words

Larisa Oancea

Film #282: Sebastiane (1976)

director: Paul Humfress & Derek Jarman
language: Latin
length: 82 minutes
watched on: 14 April 2017

This is a movie I can’t quite believe it took me this long to get around to. 329 more words


Saint Sebastian, Martyr

St. Sebastian was born at Narbonne, in Gaul, but his parents were of Milan, in Italy, and he was brought up in that city. He was a fervent servant of Christ, and though his natural inclinations gave him an aversion to a military life, yet to be better able, without suspicion, to assist the confessors and martyrs in their sufferings, he went to Rome and entered the army under the emperor Carinus about the year 283. 1,143 more words

Lives Of The Saints

In which I liken essay writing to martyrdom, ecstasies, and orgasms

I spent nearly eight weeks outlining a research paper that I was assigned for one of my classes. At the end of the outlining and research process, I was at last ready to begin writing the paper itself. 2,039 more words