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Homintern : how gay culture liberated the modern world

Author: Gregory Woods
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In a hugely ambitious study which crosses continents, languages, and almost a century, Gregory Woods identifies the ways in which homosexuality has helped shape Western culture. Extending from the trials of Oscar Wilde to the gay liberation era, this book examines a period in which increased visibility made acceptance of homosexuality one of the measures of modernity. Woods shines a revealing light on the diverse,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Woods
ISBN: 9780300218039 0300218036
OCLC Number: 930798103
Description: xv, 421 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The homintern conspiracy. Beginning to count themselves ; Natural secret agents and natural traitors ; The Girls' Friendly Society ; Positions of influence ; All queers meet each other --
Scandal and after. The Wilde case (1895) ; The Eulenberg case (1906-09) ; The Pemberton Billing case (1918) ; Getting away ; Radclyffe Hall and The Well of Loneliness (1928-29) ; Dolly Wilde: the next generation ; Lord Alfred Douglas --
The Northern exotic. Moonlight people ; Lovers of the beautiful ; The Russian Ballet ; The Swedish Ballet ; Sergei Eisenstein ; Tamara de Lempicka ; Rudolf Nureyev --
France and its visitors. The Paris scene ; Pedestrians and pederasts: Americans in Paris ; The modern Sapphic Paris ; Indifferent tolerance --
Germany and its visitors. The George Kreis ; The Berlin scene ; Magnus Hirschfeld ; Visitors to Berlin ; Flirting with Fascism --
Frivolity to seriousness. The fashionable vice ; Modernity outdated ; Becoming serious : Evelyn Waugh ; The Nancy poets and their detractors ; Pansipoetical poets --
Berlin propagandized. Sodom on spree ; The homosexuality of Hitler(ism) ; Publications and bookshops ; Sexual tourism --
The Southern exotic. That southwards drift ; Capri and its visitors ; Sicily and its visitors ; The intolerant South ; In every land an oriental colony ; Tangier and its visitors ; The oriental occidentalist : Yukio Mishima --
The New World. Harlem and its visitors ; A new Sodom ; Gay Hollywood ; New York to Havana and back ; Manuel Puig --
The new politics. A lot of privacy ; The "good" homosexual ; The "bad" homosexual ; From the covert to the overt ; Culture and gay culture ; Madness begets madness.
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