Graham Robb on Sherlock Holmes
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Everyone already knows, instinctively, that Holmes is homosexual,'' Graham Robb writes in a chapter on early fictional detectives in his new book, Strangers: Homosexual Love in the Nineteenth Century.
I didn't, still don't. Makes me think of Dr. Frederic Wertham's statement in Seduction of the Innocent that Batman and Robin's, um, subtle homoeroticism was proof that comics were bad for kids.