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Author Willy, 1859-1931

Title The third sex / Willy ; translated and with an introduction and notes by Lawrence R. Schehr
Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2007]


Description 1 online resource
Series Book collections on Project MUSE
Contents Looking across the borders -- A bit of psychology -- Some leaders -- The tour for the "curious" -- Varied opinions -- Androgynous literature -- Epilogue
Summary "This first-ever English edition of The Third Sex provides a goldmine of information about hidden gay culture and an unrivaled personal record of European mores between world wars. In describing some of the most conspicuous homosexual personalities of the era, including the champion for tolerance Dr. Magnus Hirschfield and the transvestite American trapeze artist Barbettee, Willy is notoriously free from prudery. An introduction and copious notes by translator Lawrence R. Schehr supply important background on these colorful personalities throughout the text. In guiding readers through Willy's breezy and witty narrative, Schehr unpacks the fascinating and delightful puns buried in this first-hand account of gay men's culture."--Jacket
Notes Translation of: Le Troisieme Sexe
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [131]-132) and index
Notes Translated from the French
Translated from the French
Description based on print version record
Subject Gay people.
Social history.
Male homosexuality.
Homosexuality, Male -- history
Homosexuality, Male -- psychology
Social Conditions
History, 20th Century
Homosexuality, Male
male homosexuality.
social history.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Gay Studies.
Social history
Gay people
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019718669
ISBN 9780252092909
Other Titles Troisieme Sexe. English