The Homosexual Revival of Renaissance Style, 1850–1930

  • Authors
  • Yvonne Ivory

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Yvonne Ivory
      Pages 1-10
  3. Reviving Renaissance Individualism

  4. Styling Queer Personalities

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 157-240

About this book


Why were so many late-nineteenth-century homosexuals passionate about the Italian Renaissance? This book answers that question by showing how the Victorian coupling of criminality with self-fashioning under the sign of the Renaissance provided queer intellectuals with an enduring model of ruthlessly permissive individualism.


bibliography discourse historiography individual Italy knowledge model Renaissance Renaissance Style style Thomas Mann Victorian era

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