Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Books Books
" The Love that dare not speak its name" in this century is such a great affection of an elder for a younger man as there was between David and Jonathan, such as Plato made the very basis of his philosophy, and such as you find in the sonnets of Michelangelo... "
Secreted Desires: The Major Uranians - Hopkins, Pater and Wilde - Page 320
by Michael Matthew Kaylor - 2006 - 457 pages
Full view - About this book

Oscar Wilde, his life and confessions, by Frank Harris. [Followed ..., Volume 1

James Thomas Harris - 1916
...poem, he let himself go for the first time and perhaps the only time during the trial; he said: "The 'love' that dare not speak its name in this century is such a great affection of an older for a younger man as there was between David and Jonathan, such as Plato made the very base of...
Full view - About this book

The Wit and Humor of Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde, Alvin Redman - Humor - 1959 - 258 pages
...the reviews. MR. CF GILL : What is the " Love that dare not speak its name " ? OSCAR WILDE : " The Love that dare not speak its name " in this century...philosophy, and such as you find in the sonnets of Michelangelo and Shakespeare. It is that deep, spiritual affection that is as pure as it is perfect....
Limited preview - About this book

Allusions in Ulysses: An Annotated List

Weldon Thornton - Literary Criticism - 1982 - 554 pages
...p. 184. Howarth quotes a statement that Wilde made at his trial when asked about this passage: "The 'Love that dare not speak its name' in this century...younger man as there was between David and Jonathan. ... It is that deep, spiritual affection that is as pure as it is perfect. . . . There is nothing unnatural...
Limited preview - About this book

Offensive Literature: Decensorship in Britain, 1960-1982

John Sutherland - Literary Criticism - 1983 - 207 pages
...homoeroticism - a theme taken up by Oscar Wilde under cross-examination (some would say crucifixion): 'The love that dare not speak its name in this century...younger man as there was between David and Jonathan . . . ' In the twentieth century, Kirkup's poem suggests, gays can come out and flaunt their preference....
Limited preview - About this book

Ulysses Annotated: Notes for James Joyce's Ulysses

Don Gifford, Robert J. Seidman - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 645 pages
...the poem in a successful defense against the libel suit. In the course of the trial Wilde said: "The 'Love that dare not speak its name' in this century...younger man as there was between David and Jonathan. ... It is that deep, spiritual affection that is pure as it is perfect." After he lost the libel suit,...
Limited preview - About this book

Displacing Homophobia

Ronald R. Butters, University Professor of Practice of Drama and of English John M Clum, John M. Clum, Michael Moon - Fiction - 1989 - 313 pages
...impassioned speech from the second trial (which was met by "loud applause, mingled with some hisses"): "The love that dare not speak its name" in this century...philosophy, and such as you find in the sonnets of Michelangelo and Shakespeare. It is that deep, spiritual affection that is as pure as it is perfect....
Full view - About this book

Gay Midlife and Maturity

John Alan Lee - Social Science - 1991 - 233 pages
...he expressed so eloquently at his second trial in this now famous speech (Hyde, 1962, p. 201): The love that dare not speak its name in this century...was between David and Jonathan, such as Plato made (he very basis of his philosophy, and such as you find in the sonnets of Michelangelo and Shakespeare....
Limited preview - About this book

The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1993 - 1092 pages
..."The Love that dare not speak its name" in this century ís such u great affection of an elder tor sy driving taxicabs and cutting hair. GEORGE BURNS...1979). 4 It is surely a matter of common observati Michelangelo and Shakespeare. It is that deep, spiritual affection that is as pure as it is perfect...
Limited preview - About this book

Hellenism and Homosexuality in Victorian Oxford

Linda Dowling - Foreign Language Study - 1997 - 192 pages
...sudden and eloquent energy. Passionately defending male love as the noblest of attachments, a love "such as Plato made the very basis of his philosophy, and such as you find in the sonnets of Michelangelo and Shakespeare," Wilde called it "pure" and "perfect" and "intellectual" (236), his superb...
Limited preview - About this book

Walt Whitman of Mickle Street: A Centennial Collection

Geoffrey M. Sill - Poetry - 1994 - 318 pages
...his art. Notes 1. Lord Alfred Douglas used the phrase in a sonnet. Wilde explained it to the court as "a great affection of an elder for a younger man as there was between David and Jonathan." See Hyde 200, 201. 2. A reader of this essay points out that "many women, perhaps beginning with Anne...
Limited preview - About this book




  1. My library
  2. Help
  3. Advanced Book Search