Homosexuals in history: a study of ambivalence in society, literature, and the arts

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Macmillan, 1977 - Social Science - 346 pages
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Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Tchaikovsky, Oscar Wilde, Ernst Rohm, Noel Coward - these men shared a sexual orientation that ran counter to mainstream society and defied their eras' ideas of biology. This analysis of these influential historical figures explores not only the links between creativity and sexual desire, but also how their awareness of their own sexual mores lent itself to the shaping of their genius.

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Rowse presents a tableau of indivuduals who may or may not have been homosexual. He seems convinced that anyone who had a slight possibility of being homosexual was in fact so. In this sweeping ... Read full review

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A ponderous study of gay history. Was an important volume, though, in looking at a history long held in shadow and secret. Read full review

Contents

MEDIEVAL PRELUDE
1
RENAISSANCE FIGURES
6
ELIZABETHANS AND THEIR CONTEMPORARIES
31
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Rowse was historian and man of letters, poet, biographer, and essayist.

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