The Love That Dares

The Love That Dares: Letters of LGBTQ+ Love & Friendship Through History

Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Literary Biography & Memoir
Hardback Published on: 27/01/2022
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A good love letter can speak across centuries, and reassure us that the agony and the ecstasy one might feel in the 21st century have been shared by lovers long gone. This is all the more true of LGBTQ+ love letters: love affairs and relationships that, until very recently, had to survive within sealed envelopes and behind closed doors. In The Love That Dares, queer love speaks its name through the words of lovers from years gone by. Alongside the more famous names coexist beautifully written letters by lesser-known lovers, giving us an insight into queer love outside of the spotlight of fame or fortune. These letters give us a glimpse into the passion and courage it took to continue a gay relationship in times when it was at best improper, and at worst illegal. Enlightening introductions to each set of letters give readers an idea of the historical context in which they were written. Including letters written by: John Cage Audre Lorde Benjamin Britten Lorraine Hansberry Walt Whitman Eleanor Roosevelt Vita Sackville-West Radclyffe Hall Allen Ginsberg

  • Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9781781578292
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 417g
  • Dimensions: 218 x 138 x 30 mm

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The Love That Dares
Moving and thoughtful
Stories are powerful tools, especially letters, as they speak straight from the world and experiences of the people who wrote them. For many it is rare to ... READ MORE
Susan  Corcoran
The Love That Dares
A brilliant of collection of letters from history
This is a moving, daring and very readable book. Subtitled “Letters of LGBTQ+ Love & Friendship Through History '', it is a valuable resource of letters th... READ MORE