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A gay Muslim in Berlin, a young gay man bewildered and lost on the highways of Los Angeles, a rent boy in Shanghai, a holiday romance in Mexico, a man from Dakar in a bathhouse in Paris, a love hotel in Tokyo, a darkroom in Rio, a hamam in Syria, the burning ghats on the Ganges, Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Buddhist, Shinto and atheist, legal and illegal … blazing through 17 countries on six continents, Homo Odyssey is an explicit, upfront, edgy, often funny, travel adventure that will leave you seeing the world and yourself with different eyes. How do men sexually attracted to other men live in different parts of the world? How do they see themselves? How have they survived over the centuries, mostly in places hostile to them?
Delphine Gay de Girardin offers us a new direction in cultural historiography. A feminine figure interesting in her won right, she was a successful author and celebrated journalist. She wrote in both the popular and learned arenas, and her work spans nearly all literary genres. She had considerable influence on literary and social thought during her lifetime. She was friend and collaborator to Hugo, Balzac, Dumas, G. Sand, Vigny, Lamartine, and so many others, yet today, her works have all but disappeared from cultural memory. Through this study, we intend to work toward a renewed understanding of cultural life in Paris during the July Monarchy and, more globally, toward a renewed approach to the history of the literature of the period, by demonstrating the importance of figures such as Delphine Gay de Girardin.