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Logan Scherer’s writing has appeared in Tin House, Longreads, the Atlantic, the Baffler, VICE, Eater, Catapult, Lapham’s Quarterly, and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book about romantic friendship, queer masculinity, and the tragic love gay boys have for straight guys.
Male romantic friendships in art and life
Everything about my reading and living felt belated. I’d missed by one hundred fifty years the cultural context that somehow explained my intimacy with Luke Henry better than I could, and my education in nineteenth-century romantic friendship came too late.