Whilst they aren t all explicitly gay, by then, he was a conscript in the army and thus under the tutelage of the French government, he had little choice but to accept the ban and toe the line. First, it will be shown how Firbank both as historical character and literary persona is introduced in The Swimming Pool Library.
The first three of these, at least, apply to the French writer Éric Jourdan and, in particular, to his first novel, Les mauvais anges The hardback edition soon became a bestseller though, and a cause célèbre amongst the literary circles, but the extent of the outrage, understood as shock and indignation, it aroused then amidst a larger section of the public, is evidenced by the difficulty in selling the paperback rights.
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The Sense of Destiny in Atonement [Texte intégral]. The depiction or description of sex and sexuality are a notorious target for censorship, not just under totalitarian regimes but also in modern democracies such as France.
By focusing on the efforts of two generations of biographers and scholars to reconstruct the life of Cecil Valance, a War-poet, modeled on Rupert Brooke, Hollinghurst suggests that all attempts to delve into the inner recesses of former times are bound to generate competing interpretations with the prospect of getting at the real thing receding further and further.