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  •  I have read, accidentally, just a few of these: (6+ / 0-)

    Giovanni's Room
    Billy Budd
    Á Rebours

    Several Poems by W.H. Auden
    A few Poems by Arthur Rimbaud
    A few Stories by Truman Capote
    Leaves of Grass
    Orlando
    Book 1 of Remembrance of Things Past
    The Confusions of Young Törless
    The Importance of Being Earnest
    The Satyricon
    The Symposium

    And I only noticed gay themes or incidents in about a third of them. But I did read most when I was young and relatively naive.

    "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

    by Brecht on Tue Sep 24, 2013 at 08:37:16 AM PDT

    •  In "Remembrance of Things Past," (3+ / 0-)
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      Brecht, Remediator, RiveroftheWest

      the gay themes come in the later volumes.  Other than Giovanni's Room, I haven't read the other ones in your "accidental" list.

      •  'Importance of Being Earnest' is the funniest play (3+ / 0-)

        ever written (though it gains much if you have some awareness of Victorian customs and classes); 'Billy Budd' is a powerful short story, a much better place to start Melville than 'Moby Dick'.

        I'd heard that about 'Remembrance of Things Past'; also, that Proust's treatment of homosexuality is problematic. I'll get there yet.

        "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

        by Brecht on Tue Sep 24, 2013 at 04:46:37 PM PDT

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