A History of Gay Poetry, 2: Two Giants

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For centuries homosexuality was confined to an underworld, to the back streets, sleazy establishments, nuances where a covert existence could be lived out avoiding the condemnation of law and society. A minority group who lived in a twilight zone, whose activities were repressed and personal identities diminished or destroyed. Religion, government, the law and society were not prepared to tolerate...

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