Private Worlds : Growing Up Gay in Post-War Britain

Private Worlds : Growing Up Gay in Post

War Britain

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Jeremy Seabrook

Category: Biographies & Memoirs

Format: Paperback / softback

Publication date: 4/20/23

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Total Pages: 224 pages, 6 Halftones, black and white

Weight: 204

Dimensions: 129 x 198 x 21

All profound relationships have the quality of being a folie a deux; an intimate departure from reality, an imaginative creation of a world apart; perhaps this is a way of calling forth meaning - the merging of senseless subjectivities.'In 1950s suburban England, a friendship bloomed between Jeremy Seabrook and Michael O'Neill - both gay men coming of age during a time when homosexuality was still a crime. Their relationship was inflected by secrecy and fear; the shadows that had distorted their adolescent years were never wholly dispelled, long into their adult life. Lyrical, candid and poignant, this is a tale of sexual identity, working-class history and family drama. A memoir of unparalleled authenticity, Private Worlds is an elegy for a doomed friendship.