Wings

ISBN-10: 184391431X

ISBN-13: 9781843914310

Edition: 2007

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A key text in the history of gay literature,Wingswas published in 1906 to the scandalized reaction of contemporary society and the generations which followed. Its central theme of aestheticized sensuality has drawn comparisons with the work of contemporaries Oscar Wilde and André Gide. The young Vanya Smurov is deeply attached to his mentor, Dr. Larion Stroop, and to the world of Renaissance art which the latter reveals to him. Initially appalled by the sudden discovery of Stroop's homosexual leanings, Vanya abandons him to pursue a "normal" heterosexual existence. In turn disgusted by ensuing encounters, he returns to Dr. Stroop and accompanies him to Italy where he begins his real education—both in the world of art, and that of hedonism.
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Hesperus Press
Publication date: 9/28/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.42" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Paul Bailey has been the recipient of the Somerset Maugham Award, the E. M. Forster Award, & the George Orwell Memorial Prize. He is the author of six novels, including "Old Soldiers" & "Gabriel's Lament", both short-listed for the Booker Prize. He lives in England.

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