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Sagitta's Books of the Nameless Love

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This is the first complete translation of the volume of six "books" that John Henry Mackay published pseudonymously as Die Bucher der namenlosen Liebe von Sagitta in 1913. The project was begun in 1905 and soon had its own problems, as described by Mackay in his introduction, "The History of a Fight for the Nameless Love." This-and the collection all together-is an importa ...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published July 14th 2005 by Booksurge Publishing
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Edmund Marlowe
Aug 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Remarkably topical for a century-old plea to closed minds

Sagitta was the secret nom de plume of the individualist anarchist writer John Henry Mackay, essentially a German despite his Scottish father. The nameless love he wrote about between 1905 and 1913 was that made famous as such by Oscar Wilde during his trial and specified by Mackay as being the love of adolescent boys. Contrary to popular myth, neither man was an apostle for the modern gay cause; the love they both defended still dares not
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John Henry Mackay (1864-1933) grew up in Germany with his German mother after the early death of his Scottish father. His long literary career included writings in a variety of forms, though he was best known as a lyric poet and anarchist. His biography of Max Stirner revived interest in that 19th century philosopher of egoism.

Also wrote under the pen name of "Sagitta"
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