LOT 263
SOLD €220,00

[J.I. de Haan. Gay Literature] Johan Schmidt (ed.) Levensrecht. Maandschrift ter Gedachtenverspreiding

Amsterdam, C.L. Petersen, 1907. Year III, nos. 1-9, 11-12. Paper wrappers. Design: J.H. Been. Orig. paper wrappers.

Free minded Amsterdam literary/cultural periodical. Contains the first publication of one the most bizarre, decadent stories in Dutch literature. Jacob Israël de Haan 'Nerveuze vertellingen: Over de ervaringen van Hélénus Marie Golesco' in which the protagonist rapes Jezus at Satan's order: 'De Duivel boog zijn mond op mijn mond... hij kuste mij, en hij noemde mij 'lieveling'. Also contains other short prose by De Haan and an article praising his very controversial Pijpelijntjes (1904), the first gay novel in Dutch literature. And articles on Jan Sluyters, 'De emancipatie der vrouw en de sociale revolutie', 'De huidige Anarchistische beweging in Rusland', Cesare Lombroso 'Hoe ik spiritist werd', and full page plates after Rotgans, Rops (probably the first Dutch Rops reproduction), Sluyters a.o. Rare in orig. wrappers. Issues overall in good condition.

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