By Florence Tamagne
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Naturism, the rise of movements along the lines of the Wandervogel, and vestimentary liberation were partly the consequence of the great aesthetic shake-up of the war and a terrible fear of any attack on the body, especially the young body. The dominant moral values were replaced by the morality of survival, which gives priority to pleasure over the spirit of sacrifice. The war transformed the family unit, and the number of orphans was one of the most immediate effects. H. Auden, for example, ascribes his homosexuality to the absence of his father throughout the entire war period, and Christopher Isherwood, to 49.
22 A Myth is Born: Those Flamboyant Days successive rebellions against the established order to create a new model of a “normal homosexuality,” without constraints. The poet Wilfred Owen41 seems to have had less difficulties accepting his homosexuality, probably because he was fully conscious of it before going to the front. His war poems42 contain many homoerotic passages; Owen does not stop at evoking the beauty of his comrades, he shares their sufferings, he evokes the special bonds that tie them.
Violet Leduc is a very ambiguous personality and her testimony must be seen in context: she goes out with “Ermine,” but also with “Gabriel,” and it is he whom she seeks to please by dressing this way. At the same time, it is partly a provocation: she likes to be seen as a lesbian. Besides, the conspicuous clothing permits her to distract people from her “ugliness” — they are so struck by what “kind” she is that they no longer notice what she looks like. 92. 151. 35 A History of Homosexuality in Europe mother wanted me to wear the requisite feminine clothing.
A History Of Homosexuality In Europe: Berlin, London, Paris 1919-1939 by Florence Tamagne