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John Addington Symonds (/ˈsɪməndz/; 5 October 1840 – 19 April 1893) was an English poet and literary critic. A cultural historian, he was known for his work on the Renaissance, as well as numerous biographies of writers and artists. Although he married and had a family, he was an early advocate of male love (homosexuality), which he believed could include pederastic as well as egalitarian relationships, referring to it as l'amour de l'impossible (love of the impossible). He also wrote much poetry inspired by his homosexual affairs.

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  • John Addington Symonds (/ˈsɪməndz/; 5 October 1840 – 19 April 1893) was an English poet and literary critic. A cultural historian, he was known for his work on the Renaissance, as well as numerous biographies of writers and artists. Although he married and had a family, he was an early advocate of male love (homosexuality), which he believed could include pederastic as well as egalitarian relationships, referring to it as l'amour de l'impossible (love of the impossible). He also wrote much poetry inspired by his homosexual affairs.
  • John Addington Symonds (* 5. Oktober 1840 in Bristol; † 19. April 1893 in Rom) war ein englischer Autor, Lehrer und Literaturkritiker und Kunsthistoriker, bekannt für Arbeiten über die Renaissance. Symonds war ein früher Verfechter der homosexuellen Liebe und befürwortete die gleichberechtigte gleichgeschlechtliche Beziehung („l’amour de l’impossible“).
  • John Addington Symonds (5 de Outubro de 1840 - 19 de Abril de 1893) foi um poeta e crítico literário inglês que advogou a validade do amor homossexual, que incluia, no seu entender, tanto a relação com menores como com adultos, e que ele designava por l'amour de l'impossible (o amor impossível).
  • John Addington Symonds (5 de octubre de 1840, Bristol, Gloucestershire - 19 de abril de 1893, Roma) fue un ensayista, poeta y biógrafo británico. Aunque estaba casado y tenía una familia heterosexual fue uno de los primeros defensores del amor entre hombres (homosexualidad) en el Reino Unido, tanto entre adultos como entre adultos y adolescentes. Se refirió a ello como l'amour de l'impossible (el amor a lo imposible). Destacó como historiador cultural y es principalmente conocido por su obra sobre el Renacimiento, además de por numerosas biografías sobre escritores y artistas. También escribió numerosa poesía inspirada en sus amoríos homosexuales. Viajó prolongadamente debido a su salud, en especial por Italia, estableciéndose finalmente en Suiza. Murió en Roma, cuando ya era un destacado
  • John Addington Symonds (5 octobre 1840 - 19 avril 1893) est un poète et critique littéraire anglais, il est l'un des premiers avocats de la cause homosexuelle qu'il appelait « l'amour de l'impossible ». Bien que marié, l'homosexualité de Symonds était un secret de polichinelle sur la fin de sa vie. * Portail de la poésie Portail de la poésie * Portail de la littérature britannique Portail de la littérature britannique
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  • 1893-4-19
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  • 1840-10-5
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