demonstrates, although on the
Continent such legislation could indeed apply to female same-sex intercourse
(tribadism) and heterosexual anal intercourse, in practice it applied largely
to anal penetrative sexbetweenmen. Prosecutions for tribadism were
vanishingly rare on the Continent and simply non-existent in England;
while for heterosexual anal intercourse they were “relatively rare” (Same-Sex
76). More importantly, however, even though this statute and those which
Loughlin, Same-sex desire in early modern England.indd 59
Same-Sex Desire in
carries it confidently into the more solid architecture of his own fiction.
In Taha and Matt’s hands, in Nantwich and Will’s, fantasy infiltrates the
The touch of reading in Hollinghurst’s early prose 33
acutely observed realism of The Swimming-Pool Library. Although sexbetweenmen is out in the open in Hollinghurst’s work, the tension, the
need, and the secrecy of the style his thesis documents is still present in
his writing, still activated and implicated by our touch.
The textual care that Hollinghurst’s thesis takes turns into a more
: Princeton University Press, 2007) , 29.
8 See Nissen, Manly Love ; Caleb Crain, American Sympathy: Men, Friendship, and Literature in the New Nation (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001) ; Jonathan Ned Katz, Love Stories: SexBetweenMen Before Homosexuality (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003) ; Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Between Men: English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire (New York: Columbia University Press, 1985) .
9 Morris Berman, The Twilight of American Culture (New York: Norton, 2000) , 35.
10 Michiko Kakutani, ‘Grim View of a
Rewriting Shakespeare in A Poem upon the Death of O. C.
Echo and Narcissus, he also echoes his
own self-identification as Echo in ‘To His Coy Mistress’, line 27 (‘My echoing song’).
On some implications of this phrase, see P. Hammond, Figuring SexbetweenMen from
Shakespeare to Rochester (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002), pp. 219–24, esp. 224.
32 Cf. Knoppers, Constructing Cromwell, p. 151; Smith, The Chameleon, p. 152: ‘Eliza is a
wax model of her father within him’.
33 Sherwood, Oliver Cromwell, pp. 144–150, 158.
34 Ibid. p. 145.
35 N. Llewellyn, ‘The royal body: monuments of the dead, for the living’, in L
The pious Briton lugging home
His wife and daughter sweet,
Through four packed miles of seething vice,
Thrust out upon the street.
The ‘vice’ is not kept out of sight but rather ‘[t]hrust out’ onto the public
thoroughfare. In this it is worse than ports of North America and the Empire
such as Sandy Hook and Port Said.
Kipling may also have been reacting to the visibility of a particular form
of ‘vice’ – sexbetweenmen. Critics have not so far given attention to the
fact that ‘In Partibus’ was written as rumours of ‘The Cleveland Street Scandal’
, 133, 141, 146, 148, 158.
9 Thomas Hobbes, Six Lessons to the Professors of the Mathematiques (London, 1656), p. 56.
10 Mark Goldie, ‘John Locke and Anglican Royalism’, Political Studies, 31.1 (1983), 61–85
11 Nicholas von Maltzahn, ‘Samuel Butler’s Milton’, Studies in Philology, 92 (1995), 482–95.
12 See Paul Hammond, Figuring SexbetweenMen from Shakespeare to Rochester
(Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002), pp. 191–95, and Derek Hirst and Steven N.
Zwicker, Andrew Marvell, Orphan of the Hurricane (Oxford: Oxford University Press,
discussion thereof, pp. 56–102. On attribution and censorship in the early editions, see P. Hammond, Figuring SexbetweenMen from Shakespeare to Rochester (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2002), pp. 241–54, and The Making of Restoration Poetry (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2006), pp. 28–48, 190–212. On the politics of refining Rochester, see R. Robertson and G. Libhart, ‘Castrating Rochester: the politics of the poems in the 1680s’, HLQ , 75:4 (2012), pp. 503–25.
35 The Poetical Works of that Witty LORD John Earl of Rochester (London, 1761); its
); Anon., Sober Reflections, or, a Solid Confutation of Mr. Andrew Marvel’s Works, in a Letter Ab Ignoto ad Ignotum (London, 1673).
10 See P. Hammond, Figuring SexbetweenMen from Shakespeare to Rochester (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002), pp. 186–204; D. Hirst and S. N. Zwicker, Andrew Marvell, Orphan of the Hurricane (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012), esp. Chs. 2–3; and N. Smith, Andrew Marvell: The Chameleon (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010), esp. pp. 246–78.
11 As seen in Marvell’s rebuff of