From: The Mississippi Quarterly Vol.
The answer, revealed near the end of Wise's engaging narrative, is negative. Nevertheless, Sexually curious wm study represents a major addition to the Percy family archive as it argues persuasively and with steady consistency Ladies fucking discreet fun its subject's active homosexuality as a gay man comfortable with, rather than troubled by, his orientation even while living in a time and society hostile to homosexuality.
It also convincingly challenges other items of Percy lore in regard to matters of depression and father-son relations.
Drawing on a wide range of correspondence between Percy and his pd lovers, various diaries, an especially close reading of his poetry, and the work of scholars of queer history in the South, Wise painstakingly establishes his case.
Here, Will Percy, the "puny" but handsome second son of a distinguished family, early on recognizes his "difference" and finds satisfying male relationships not only during his student Sex dating in Ashmore at Sewanee and Harvard but also at home in Greenville. Far from suffering any sense of guilt or shame, Percy sees himself as being in the noble tradition of Greek male erotic culture that celebrated the body and that was ignorantly suppressed with This is a preview.
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