Be Still, My Dear Gay Heart

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AuthorHouse, Apr 22, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 80 pages
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Currently, currently titled "Be Still, My Dear Gay Heart," is a mainly chronological memoir in which a fairly distinguished Shakespearean scholar recounts the pleasures and sorrows of his homosexual identity and its impact on his professional career. The memoir is organized by the places that have been important in my life. I begin with my early experiences in St. Louis, by and large futile fumblings with no consequences except for my seducing of a priest in my high school who raised the money for a scholarship to the local university and whom I then unfeelingly discarded. I move to my life in the army in Japan, where I have my first serious relationship with another soldier. I broke his heart by going to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, where I met the love of my life. I move to Russia where he and I are arrested and barely escape eight years in prison. I end at Stanford University and my rather reckless affairs with some of my students.

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About the author (2008)

Ronald Rebholz is an emeritus professor of English at Stanford University. He earned his B.Z. from St. Louis University  and, as  A Rhode Scholar, his masters and doctorate from Oxford University. His publications include a book on a contemporary of Shakespeare, The Life of Fulke Greville, First Lord Brooke, and edition of the poems of Sir Thomas Wyatt,  Shakespeare’s Philosophy of History, and Thirty-Seven plays by Shakespeare: A Sense of the Corpus.

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