Ioläus : an anthology of friendship


Ioläus : an anthology of friendship
First published in 1902, this book contains selections from multiple texts, including poetry and essays, which present romantic friendships between men. The collection is edited by Edward Carpenter (1844-1929), a writer and socialist who campaigned for sexual freedom and homosexual equality. This collection covers three centuries, beginning with examples of male love from pagan and early worlds, and features the words of some English canonical writers, including William Shakespeare. This is a reprint of a 1917 Mitchell Kennerley edition and was the first book published by John Lauritsen’s Pagan Press which aimed to introduce a new audience to classical, “pro-male” texts.
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