Date: Sat, 17 Jan 1998 12:24:52 -0500

From: Alan Baragona baragonasa[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]VAX.VMI.EDU

Subject: Re: love that won't shut up

In his autobiography "My Name Escapes Me," Alec Guinness talks about

going to a play with gay themes and refers to (this is not an exact

quotation but it's close) "The love that insists on speaking its name

all the time." Whether "the love that won't shut up" is an inelegant

variation on that or Guinness had that phrase in mind and polished it or

the two phrases are independent I don't know.


Boyd Davis wrote:

love that will not speak its name part was in last stanza of poem published

in undergrad poetry journal by Oscar Wilde's lover; currently part of the

script of Gross Indecency playing off-Broadway. The 'and now won't shut up'

part is new to me