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GREEK LOVE IN MODERN FRANCE

 

The Preface to the French translation of Alcibiades the Schoolboy, 1891 is principally of interest for the reactions in France between 1862 and 1891 to attempts to publish this remarkable 17th-century Italian polemic in favour of Greek love.

The initiation of André Gide is the Nobel Prize-winning author's account of his first sexual experiences in 1893-5.

Bosie's Misadventure in Paris, 1900 is two newspaper accounts of Lord Alfred Douglas's unfortunate quest for a boy.