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adonis
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Post by adonis » July 20th, 2018, 11:53 pm

There's this:

This doesn't appear to be in the catalogue. PD in the USA it says and often mentioned side by side with The Sins of the Cities of the Plain. Part attributed to Oscar Wilde. Nobody knows for sure.

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Teleny,_or_The_Reverse_of_the_Medal

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Post by Cori » July 21st, 2018, 3:56 am

That's been brought up a few times, Tony -- so far, no-one's found a PD text for it. I've read it, but in a 'modern version' printing, not of any use here.
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Post by ChuckW » July 21st, 2018, 5:21 am

Twinkle88 wrote:
July 20th, 2018, 5:27 pm
ChuckW wrote:
March 8th, 2017, 7:37 am
Alright, look... this certainly isn't great literature by any means, but I'd be remiss if I didn't mention it.

The Sins of the Cities of the Plain

What is this?

Well... it's pornography.

Not sure if anyone is -- *ahem* -- adventurous enough to record this, but I thought I should throw it out there, if there's any interest. This is another one of those books with an exceedingly low print run that I'm shocked has a PDF scan out there. And it's certainly an LGBT staple... in one way or another.
Just thought I'd throw out my differing opinion: We shouldn't record pornographic works. It's not a legacy worth continuing.
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Post by ChuckW » July 21st, 2018, 10:43 am

Reading through an anthology of 19th-century LGBT literature today and found some other texts that might be worth mentioning:

Harvard Episodes by Charles Macomb Flandrau
The Cult of the Purple Rose: A Phase of Harvard Life by Shirley Everton Johnson
Two College Friends by Fred W. Loring
Belchamber by Howard Overing Sturgis
At Saint Judas' by Henry Blake Fuller

Some of these are a little more coded than other suggestions made in this thread -- I think many of these rely more on subtext to get there points across. Others, like the Fuller play, are more overt. I've actually had Two College Friends in my "to-do list" for some time now, but that thing is about 8 or 9 books long right now.

Some of the "Uranian" poets mentioned in this collection might also be of interest:

https://www.amazon.com/Lads-Love-Anthology-Valancourt-Classics/dp/1934555959

I'm also working on Forrest Reid's The Garden God right now, which obviously qualifies for inclusion on this list. There are other Reid novels that might be worth exploring, if you have the time. I made a post about it here:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=70877
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