The Heart in Exile #2020

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  • Title: The Heart in Exile
  • Author: Rodney Garland
  • ISBN: 9781873741238
  • Page: 463
  • Format: Paperback
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    The Heart in Exile Rodney Garland

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    1. The novel is one of the first to openly discuss homosexuality in England, printed originally in 1953.The book starts off well, along the standard detective line, with a femme fatale coming in to the shop and asking for help, her fianc is dead and she wants answers.Our hero detective is a gay bisexual psychiatrist who takes the case due to his own involvement with the deceased and the book plays out as a series of investigations into the death.There s several good things in the book, and it is wo [...]

    2. First published in 1953, this novel uses the investigation of a gay man s suicide as a framework to educate the reader about homosexuality and the gay subculture The protagonist is a gay psychiatrist who explains the many different types of gay men and gay lifestyles to the reader as he questions various people who knew the suicide He also engages in some analysis of why homosexuality exists, though the only point there a modern reader is likely to agree with is that gay men cannot be cured The [...]

    3. The tag line is, SENSITIVE AND DEEPLY PERCEPTIVE STORY OF THE HOMOSEXUAL AND HIS UNDERWORLD That about sums it up as, during his investigation into a friend s suicide, we come across several types of INVERTS From his POV as a psychologist, each of these is analyzed and, oddly enough, still ring true today Quite an intriguing and informative book, with a little bit of heart at the end .

    4. thomaswischer I happened upon this book while I was looking up the definition of occult , when that word is used to describe something as secret, hidden or concealed from view There was this quotation supporting the definition Although in the typically occult language of the time, Garland s prescient account in his notorious homosexual novel of 1953 The Heart in Exile catches society at a crossroads Occult , prescient , notorious , homosexual this book seemed to have it all I wanted to learn ab [...]

    5. 2.5 stars There s a passage in the novel where Terry, a secondary character, asks why gay novels always have such tragic titles and endings, when the reality of most gay relationships isn t like that at all Oh, the irony this novel doesn t have a tragic ending only because the tragedy a suicide is there from page one and can you think of a depressing title than The Heart in Exile Either a case of being oblivious to the proverbial plank in one s own eye, or the author had a really twisted sense [...]

    6. Not the most well written book you ll ever read but hyper important in queer lit, especially given the era in which it was written Like most gay fiction, it has the Air of tragedy but without a whiff of apology That, like Highsmith s the Price of Salt, makes it a big deal Groundbreaking in its honest examination of gay life style Still holds up.

    7. It s strange that this novel isn t celebrated It s so of its time London just after WW2 and yet very forward looking in it s attitude towards the way gay men struggled to achieve self esteem The narrator a psycho analyst at times is thoroughly dislikeable and at other times completely admirable, very much like how we feel about ourselves.

    8. Four stars as a study of gay British life in the 50s, but the narrator had such a didactic tone and being in his POV was not great Lots of out of date, not even wrong Freudian theories.Probably the low point was him seriously comparing his homosexuality to another person s pedophilia.

    9. The narration was too slow I was a third into the book before the mystery finally presented itself There was a long section where all the MC does was ask the same questions over and over I m ashamed to admit I DNF.

    10. Fabulously dated lines about the appeal of the working classes A real glimpse into a life no longer in existence Class and sexuality both changed so much since it was published Lovely description of Islington as a slum area.

    11. Some parts of the book were interesting, particularly those parts which described life in the 50 s On the whole, I found the book boring.

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