chapter  44
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André Tellier, Twilight Men

Twilight Men (Greenberg, 1931) is the tragic and overmelodramatic story of Armand, the illegitimate son of the Comte Edmond de Rasbon, a slim, blond, somewhat effete, and languid young man. He is very much a poseur, tossing curls back from his forehead. It is not difficult to understand why heterosexual men might find him irritating and outrageous. He is far from appealing to a modern gay readership. Armand-his last name is never confirmed-is positively precious in the manner in which he loves the beautiful things of life, the flowers, the trees-and the gardener Henri (Shades of Lady Chatterley!).