By Lawrence R. Willy,Lawrence R. Schehr
Thirty-two years earlier than Simone de Beauvoir's vintage The Second Sex, well known French novelist Willy released The Third Sex, a bright description of the area of eu homosexuals in France, Italy, and Germany in the course of the past due Nineteen Twenties. Stepping at once into the guts of homosexual men's tradition, Willy follows gay nightlife into tune halls, nightclubs, casinos, bars, and saunas. whereas he reveals lots of drug and alcohol abuse, he additionally discovers gay publishers, medical societies, team rivalries, and opinions--both clinical and political--about the character of homosexuality itself. Lawrence R. Schehr's creation offers context and translator's notes for this first-ever English edition.