By Havelock Ellis
About the writer:
Born in Surrey, England, in 1859, Havelock Ellis used to be thought of through the overpowering majority of critics because the top translator of “Germinal,” Émile Zola`s masterpiece. Ellis used to be a social activist, a doctor and a psychologist, whose best-known works situation sexuality and criminology. In 1890 he released “The Criminal,” a outstanding paintings on legal anthropology; within the related 12 months he wrote “A New Spirit,” a suite of literary essays on Diderot, Heine, Whitman, Ibsen, and Tolstoi, and Ellis’s try to synthesize technology and non secular mysticism; and in 1898 he wrote “Affirmations,” which includes essays on Nietzsche, Casanova, Zola, Huysmans, and St. Francis. In 1897, he released “Sexual Inversion,” the 1st clinical textual content in English approximately homosexuality, which he had co-authored with John Addington Symonds (see brief bio under) in an previous variation, and which grew to become part of Ellis’s six-volume “Studies within the Psychology of Sex.” Havelock Ellis died in Suffolk, England, in 1939.
About John Addington Symonds:
John Addington Symonds used to be born in Bristol, England, in 1840. He used to be an English poet, an writer of numerous works, and a literary critic. In 1873 he wrote “A challenge in Greek Ethics” (also released within the Immortal Literature Series), which mentioned homosexuality among males. He published ten copies in 1883, earlier than successfully publishing the publication in 1901. He was once additionally recognized for his paintings at the Renaissance, in addition to for his translations and biographies. He wrote “Our existence within the Swiss Highlands” (1891), biographies of Philip Sidney (1886), Ben Jonson (1886) and Michelangelo (1893), numerous volumes of poetry and essays, and a translation of the “Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini” (1887). John Addington Symonds died in Rome in 1893. In 1896, Havelock Ellis released, in German, ready with the collaboration of Dr. Hans Kurella, “Das konträre Geschlechtsgefühl” (Leipzig, by way of Georg H. Wigand's Verlag), later revised and released via Ellis as Sexual Inversion—the first scientific textual content in English approximately homosexuality, which he had co-authored with Symonds, and which might turn into part of Ellis’s six-volume “Studies within the Psychology of Sex.”