Good Night, Beloved Comrade: The Letters of Denton Welch to Eric Oliver - Living out: Gay and Lesbian Autobiographies (Hardback)
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Good Night, Beloved Comrade: The Letters of Denton Welch to Eric Oliver - Living out: Gay and Lesbian Autobiographies (Hardback)

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Hardback 232 Pages / Published: 28/02/2017
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Denton Welch (1915-48) died at the age of thirty-three after a brief but brilliant career as a writer and painter. The revealing, poignant, impressionistic voice that buoys his novels was much praised by critics and literati in England and has since inspired creative artists from William S. Burroughs to John Waters. His achievements were all the more remarkable because he suffered from debilitating spinal and pelvic injuries incurred in a bicycle accident at age eighteen.

Though German bombs were ravaging Britain, Welch wrote in his published work about the idyllic landscapes and local people he observed in Kent. There, in 1943, he met and fell in love with Eric Oliver, a handsome, intelligent, but rather insecure "landboy"-an agricultural worker with the wartime Land Army. Oliver would become a companion, comrade, lover, and caretaker during the last six years of Welch's life. All fifty-one letters that Welch wrote to Oliver are collected and annotated here for the first time. They offer a historical record of life amidst the hardship, deprivation, and fear of World War II and are a timeless testament of one young man's tender and intimate emotions, his immense courage in adversity, and his continual struggle for love and creative existence.

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299310103
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 381 g
Dimensions: 209 x 140 x 18 mm

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