Heroes and exiles : gay icons through the ages / Tom Ambrose
- Ambrose, Tom
- London : New Holland, 2010.
- Physical Description:
- 216 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
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- Introduction : the fall from grace -- Mignons and libertines -- The flight of Queen Christina -- England and the quadruple alliance -- The scandal of William Beckford -- The ladies of Llangollen -- Lord Byron's pilgrimage -- Edward Lear's escape to fantasy -- The quest for Corvo -- Coming out with John Addington Symonds -- The tragedy of Oscar Wilde -- Henry James and E.M. Forster : attitudes to exile -- American lesbians in Paris -- Gay life in the pre-1945 world -- From Europe to the United States -- Paul Bowles and gay Tangier -- James Baldwin's retreat to France -- The end of exile.
- Demonized by the Church throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, homosexuals became the scapegoats of society, constantly facing exile or a brutal death. This title asks if we have finally realized that sexual orientation is as irrelevant to character and achievement as gender and skin color and if the long exile has ended.
- 1847734685 (pbk.) and 9781847734686 (pbk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-204) and index.
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