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1. Record Number: 44385
Author(s): de Lille, Alain, and David Rollo
Title : The Plaint of Nature (De planctu Naturae)
Source: Medieval Writings on Sex between Men: Peter Damian's The Book of Gomorrah and Alain de Lille's The Plaint of Nature. David Rollo, translator .   Brill, 2022.  Pages 103 - 173. Available with a subscription from Brill: https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004507326_003
Year of Publication: 2022.

2. Record Number: 405
Title : Unspeakable Pleasures: Alain de Lille, Sexual Regulation, and the Priesthood of Genius
Source: Romanic Review , 86., 2 (March 1995):  Pages 213 - 242. Special issue: The Production of Knowledge: Institutionalizing Sex, Gender, and Sexualiity in Medieval Discourse. Ed. by Kathryn Gravdal.
Year of Publication: 1995.

3. Record Number: 11196
Author(s): Ahern, John.
Title : Nudi Grammantes: The Grammar and Rhetoric of Deviation in Inferno XV [Male genitalia have a complex range of metaphorical meanings. Certain writers in the medieval rhetorical tradition align sexuality and rhetoric, comparing forms unorthodox sexuality (like sodomy) with perversions of language. Most notably, Brunetto Latini, a grammarian and sodomite who appears in the Inferno, uses a series of puns involving the word “fico” (fig or tree), confusing the word’s natural (biological) and grammatical gender. In Latin and Italian, this word (meaning both tree and fruit) could metaphorically stand for either the male or the female sexual organs. Brunetto’s learned yet ambiguous use of language thus suggests his own sexual deviancy. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Romanic Review , 81., 4 ( 1990):  Pages 466 - 486.
Year of Publication: 1990.