Critics: Homosexuality Between the Wars

When Encounter Columnist and Social Critic Goronwy Rees attended Oxford in the 1920s, he was definitely not one of the boys. "I was regarded as eccentric," he recalls, "because I was not homosexual." In the years since, he has been astonished that the widespread practice has hardly ever been mentioned in print. Nor did he himself have anything to say on the subject until the publication of a new biography of Cambridge Biographer Lytton Strachey gave him an opportunity. In a review of the book in the current Encounter, he gives high-level...

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