John Rickard reviews 'Norman Haire and the Study of Sex' by Diana Wyndham

John Rickard reviews 'Norman Haire and the Study of Sex' by Diana Wyndham

Norman Haire and the Study of Sex

by Diana Wyndham

Sydney University Press, $35 pb, 485 pp, 9781743320068

Norman Haire was born in Sydney’s Paddington in 1892, the year in which the word ‘homosexual’ is said to have entered the English language in the translation of Krafft-Ebing’sPsychopathia Sexualis. It was a coincidence Haire might have enjoyed, though for a man given to speaking his mind he was always discreet about his homosexuality.

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John Rickard

John Rickard

John Rickard is the author of Australia: A Cultural History (2017). In his youth he worked as an actor and singer.

Published in February 2013 no. 348

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