Closeted Writing and Lesbian and Gay Literature: Classical, Early Modern, Eighteenth-century
The author explores literary depictions of same-sex love and lust. He provides interpretations of a wide variety of texts: poetry, drama, and both fictional and nonfictional prose, some well known and some little known, written in English, French and Latin, and published in Britain and France, between the late 16th and mid-18th centuries.
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