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Initial post: 26 Apr 2011 21:33:18 BDT
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Posted on 26 Apr 2011 22:02:57 BDT
Cuban Heel says:
Have you tried Maurice by E.M. Forster? Published in the '70s but written in 1914.

Posted on 26 Apr 2011 22:05:06 BDT
C. Barton says:
I've recently read 'The Indian Clerk' by David Leavitt. It was published in 2009 but the story starts just before WW1. It's about a mathematician at Cambridge and it examines aspects of class and attitudes towards homosexuality. Not sure if it's the kind of thing you're looking for.


Posted on 26 Apr 2011 22:05:15 BDT
Last edited by the author on 26 Apr 2011 22:29:53 BDT
monica says:
Yes, but I'm not telling. What do you think libraries are there for? Does your advisor or overseeing professor/lecturer approve of exclamation points? What did Maurice have to tell the world about use of the doubled exclamation point?

There are a fair few written within those seventy years, actually. But it's not a nice thing to know that people in search of quasi-officially awarded letters to put behind their name look here, of all places, for ways to get those meaningless letters.

With slight irritation,

monica, BGS, LLD, DWN, Lord Mayor extempore

Why on earth did you choose this topic for your studies when you've so little interest in it as to consider throwing it in out a chat room as an alternative for proper research?

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Apr 2011 22:24:02 BDT
Piso Mojado says:
One of the best was published just a little later but is set in the second world war: Mary Renault's "The Charioteer". Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray" is not as overt, but everyone can read between the lines. Also later is David Leavitt's "While England Sleeps", which is, ah, laid in the Spanish civil war. It was the subject of a celebrated lawsuit by Stephen Spender to suppress parts of Leavitt's book. Gore Vidal is American, but his famous "City and the Pillar" is in your time-frame I think.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Apr 2011 22:53:42 BDT
The world as we know it is changing, Monica. If everything were to remain static, only a certain class of men could go to university, and they'd have to demonstrate a belief in meaningless gods to gain any acceptance among their peers.

I do, however, re-echo your sentiments.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Apr 2011 23:33:25 BDT
Last edited by the author on 26 Apr 2011 23:36:47 BDT
LEP says:
Mary Renault - The Charioteer

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Apr 2011 23:45:22 BDT
Last edited by the author on 26 Apr 2011 23:49:01 BDT
LEP says:
M Sanders is just using this discussion as a means of research Monica. As a FE/HE lecturer, I/we (colleagues) encouraged all means of research by our students.

The period MS is looking at is prior to the relaxation in laws and attitudes towards sexuality and homosexuality, which came about in the 1960's as far as I can remember (may be wrong on actual time-period). Therefore, I personally would say that it is a valid piece of research.

There are all sorts of obscure matters researched for theses and PhD docorates, after all, so why not this.

Having said that MS, as homosexuality was illegal in the periods you are researching, I'd be surprised if you find that many novels. Most will be "hidden" as in The Picture of Dorian Gray.
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