Fiction of Gay Interest
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Plot / Content: Rating: S
Comedy of manners / minor melodrama set in fictional Oxbridge town in the 1930s. Suggestions that two of the minor characters are gay and of unusual closeness between the narrator and his brother.
Background / Biography:
Robert Liddell (13 October 1908 - 23 July 1992) was an English literary critic, biographer, novelist, travel writer and poet. continued on Wikipedia
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"At the door we found old Waterfield moving about uneasily, like an elderly animal at feeding time.
'Good evening,' he said to us. 'I am expecting a very delightful and desirable visitor, a young actor whose acquaintance I have had the good fortune to make. I understand that his company is performing here this week.'
'Indeed,' we said.
'Leading the scholarly life, one is apt to detach onself too much from the world," said Mr Waterfield. 'This young man came like a breath of fresh air. I suppose he may have changed my life.'
We looked at him with compassion."
pp110 - 111
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