Narrator Amy Gordon lends her clear and energetic voice to Naomi Wolf's somewhat controversial exposition of the entwined histories of legal repression targeting male homosexuals and the opulent and joyful poetry produced by gay literary luminaries. The material moves from the Victorian age through the mid-twentieth century. Gordon's pacing communicates the author's conversational asides and offers varied cadences for passages quoting poetic, legal, or epistolary extracts from primary sources. From the experiences--lived and literary--of England's John Addington Symonds and America's Walt Whitman, listeners travel with Gordon to Alan Ginsberg's "Howl." Along the way, a compelling case is made for the migration of law, on both sides of the Atlantic, from repressing physical acts to its application against intellectual content. F.M.R.G. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2020]
Digital Download Chelsea Green 2020
DD ISBN $19.95
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