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By Gregory Woods

In a highly bold learn which crosses continents, languages, and nearly a century, Gregory Woods identifies the ways that homosexuality has assisted in shaping Western tradition. Extending from the pains of Oscar Wilde to the homosexual liberation period, this e-book examines a interval within which elevated visibility made reputation of homosexuality one of many measures of modernity.
Woods shines a revealing mild at the various, casual networks of homosexual humans within the arts and different inventive fields. Uneasily known as “the Homintern” (an echo of Lenin’s “Comintern”) by means of these suspicious of a global gay conspiracy, such networks attached homosexual writers, actors, artists, musicians, dancers, filmmakers, politicians, and spies. whereas offering a few protection opposed to dominant heterosexual exclusion, the grouping introduced unity, celebrated expertise, and, in doing so, invigorated the bulk culture.
Woods introduces a huge forged of proficient and awesome characters, such a lot of them working with remarkable openness; but additionally explores such matters as inventive impact, the coping ideas of minorities, the hypocrisies of conservatism, and the results of confident and unfavourable discrimination. touring from Harlem within the 1910s to Nineteen Twenties Paris, Thirties Berlin, Nineteen Fifties manhattan and past, this sharply saw, warm-spirited e-book provides a surpassing portrait of twentieth-century homosexual tradition and the lads and girls who either redefined themselves and adjusted history.

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