Thursday, April 23, 2015

Larry Kramer: 'How could you not realise Mark Twain was gay?'

Larry Kramer: 'How could you not realise Mark Twain was gay?' | Books | The Guardian

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“Most histories are written by straight people who wouldn’t know, see the signs that a gay person does when they look at a person’s life,” Kramer said. “I mean, how could you write the life of Mark Twain without realising that he was hugely, hugely gay? The way he lived, who his friends were, and how his relationships began. And what he wrote about! I don’t know how you could avoid the assumption that he’s gay.” (Kramer is not the first to raise this possibility, but it is not a view accepted by most Twain scholars.)

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