Book: Iolaus, An Anthology of Friendship
Author: Edward Carpenter

Iolaus, An Anthology of Friendship By Edward Carpenter

Format: Global Grey free PDF
Pages (PDF): 84
Publication Date: 1917

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This is Edward Carpenter's study of (primarily male) friendship, which in this case is a thinly veiled codeword for 'homosexuality'. In earlier cultures, intense, even romantic emotional relationships between men were accepted by society. Paradoxically, these relationships between men were often in the context of cultures which disparaged same sex eroticism, but had no problem accepting these strong bonds between men.