Paris: La Revue Blanche (15 mars 1896). Gauthier-Villars was a French fin-de-siecle writer and music critic who is today mostly known as the mentor and first husband of Colette. This short essay was written several years after his marriage to Colette and is a response to an article written by Oscar Panizza about the appeal of Wagner's Parsifal to homosexuals. The essay references Ulrichs and Oscar Wilde and is one of several essays on related subjects that appeared in the same year in La Revue Blanche (by Lord Alfred Douglas, Charles Kains Jackson and others). Very good in original wrappers, front cover lightly worn.
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Paris (1927). One of several books the author wrote on the subject of homosexuality, this edition has quite a lot of information on other writers of the period- Charles-Etienne, Gide, Hirschfeld, as well as reference to the controversy over the magazine Inversions. A very good copy in very good decorative wrappers, light edgewear, slight spine roll.