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Alan Hollinghurst

Alan Hollinghurst is the author of five novels, including the Booker Prize-winning The Line of Beauty (2004); the most recent is The Stranger’s Child (2011). His pamphlet of poems, Confidential Chats with Boys, was published in 1982.

from Confidential Chats with Boys by Alan Hollinghurst

1. / / There are things in trousers called men, / almost too well-mannered, passing / as gentlemen – human skunks / hatched from rattlesnakes’ eggs. / / You meet them in fashionable hotels / where families stay, playing croquet / and the gallant, sought after for charades; / their impers...

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