Among the high-profile couples whose lives and loves are illuminated in the following pages are Nobel Peace Prize winner Jane Addams and Mary Rozet Smith, literary icon Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, author James Baldwin and Lucien Happersberger, and artists Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg.
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By Mercedes on 21-08-13
very well documented and interesting
If you could sum up Outlaw Marriages in three words, what would they be?
interesting, mind-opening and lovely
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Not really but it made me realize how a person cannot change the world but he/she can make his/her world a whole new place and that every little action counts.
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By Susie on 11-12-12
Sames Sex Couples Through History
In Outlaw Marriages, cultural historian Rodger Streitmatter reveals that gay marriage is not a 21st century idea— and that in fact, there have always been numerous well-known gay couples who lived an "outlaw" life together, despite conventional mores.
Some of the notables profiled are playwright Tennessee Williams, literary icon Gertrude Stein, and movie legend Greta Garbo.
Not only were some of the last two centuries leading artists gay, but they were in committed relationships. Our Arts history is heavily influenced by these unknowns.
Who had the long-lasting relationships— and who had a tumultuous love life? Whose lover ended up being their muse for their most famous work? This book gives the answers.
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