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Love In A Dark Time : Gay Lives From Wilde To Almodovar
Author: Colm Toibin

ISBN: 9780330491389
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 21 February 2003
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.0 x 2.0
Description:
In Love in a Dark Time, Colm Toibin looks at the life and work of some of the greatest and most influential artists and writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, figures in the main whose homosexuality remained hidden or oblique for much of their lives. Either by choice or necessity, being gay seemed to come second for many of these writers. Yet in their private lives, and also in the spirit of their work, the laws of desire changed everything for them and made all the difference.

Ranging from figures such as Oscar Wilde, born in the 1850s, to Pedro Almodovar, born a hundred years later, this book examines how a changing world altered lives in ways both subtle and fundamental. Colm Toibin interweaves a close reading of the works with detailed analysis of the personalities behind them, to illuminating effect.

This is an exceptional collection of essays on sexuality and creativity.

About the Author

Colm Toibin was born in Ireland in 1955. He is the author of five novels, including The Master which was shorliste...

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