In Gay Lives, Robert Aldrich presents a fascinating portrait of gay men and women throughout history that reveals the full diversity of gay lives as lived in their times. Along with celebrated names such as Michelangelo, Frederick the Great and Harvey Milk are lesser-known but no less inspiring individuals: two men of ancient Egypt whose lives were closely linked over four thousand years ago; a Renaissance nun who blurred the boundaries between spiritual and physical love; and “Aimée” and “Jaguar,” whose love defied the death camps of wartime Germany. Often colorful, occasionally tragic, but all in some way extraordinary, these life stories reflect—and have sometimes helped to shape—contemporary attitudes toward same-sex intimacy.
Hardcover Book : 304 pages
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Inc. ( April 01, 2012 )
Item #: 13-511086
Product Dimensions: 6.0 x 9.0 inches
Product Weight: 33.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)