Iolaus: An Anthology of Friendship by Edward Carpenter Iolaus: An Anthology of Friendship
by Edward Carpenter

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"If any one should importune me to give a reason why I loved him [Stephen de la Boëtie] I feel it could no otherwise be expressed than by making answer, 'Because it was he; because it was I.'" -from "Montaigne on Friendship" Socialist advocate, progressive educator, and amateur mystic, Edward Carpenter is perhaps best remembered today for his conflicted homosexuality, and his name remains a rallying point of gay communities in Britain. This circumspect 1902 work draws on and quotes from a panoply of impressive sources, from the Iliad and Tacitus's military commentary to Saint Augustine and Herman Melville's account of his 1841-5 journey through the Pacific Islands, to explore the idea of "friendship"-that is, male homosexuality-in cultures around the planet and throughout history. This lovely book is a poignant reminder of a more cautious time. British activist and writer EDWARD CARPENTER (1844-1929) produced books and pamphlets on a wide variety of subjects; his works include Prisons, Police, and Punishment (1905) and The Religious Influence of Art (1870). He is best known for his epic poem cycle, Towards Democracy (1883).

Product Details
  • Publisher: Cosimo Classics
  • ISBN-10: 1-59605-616-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-59605-616-9
  • Sales Rank #6398211
  • Published on: December 01, 2005
  • Number of items: 1
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 248 pages

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