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The gay 100

Author: Paul Elliott Russell
Publisher: New York : Kensington ; Southampton : Mallard, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What do William Shakespeare, Tennessee Williams, and Oscar Wilde have in common? For one thing, each of their works is most likely being dramatized somewhere in the world at any given moment. But there is a lesser known, far more significant common denominator: Shakespeare, Williams, and Wilde--arguably three of the greatest playwrights who ever lived--were gay. They join ninety-seven other entrants on an esteemed  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Elliott Russell
ISBN: 0758201001 9780758201003
OCLC Number: 1043707822
Description: 386 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Socrates --
Sappho --
Oscar Wilde --
Magnus Hirschfeld --
Patrons of the Stonewall Inn --
Walt Whitman --
Gertrude Stein --
Karl Heinrich Ulrichs --
Edward Carpenter --
J.A. Symonds --
Mary Wollstonecraft --
Susan B. Anthony --
Virginia Woolf --
Alexander the Great --
Hadrian --
St. Augustine --
Michelangelo Buonarroti --
Leonardo da Vinci --
Christopher Marlowe --
William Shakespeare --
Johann Joachim Winckelmann --
Harrv Hav.
Responsibility: Paul Russell.

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What do William Shakespeare, Tennessee Williams, and Oscar Wilde have in common? For one thing, each of their works is most likely being dramatized somewhere in the world at any given moment. But there is a lesser known, far more significant common denominator: Shakespeare, Williams, and Wilde--arguably three of the greatest playwrights who ever lived--were gay. They join ninety-seven other entrants on an esteemed ranking of men and women who--by action or example--have allowed homosexuals to take their place in the world. Encompassing 2500 years and a profusion of professions, some were married with children, closeted until the day they died; others freely acknowledged their sexuality--and more than a few suffered for it. At once uplifting and heartwrenching, these one hundred portraits capture the real people behind the legends and affirm that gay men and lesbians have been an integral part of history from ancient times through the present day--ensuring that those who will follow in their footsteps face a future that is brighter than ever before.

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