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"Bent" deals with the plight of gays in Germany just before and during the Nazi era. Max and Rudy are lovers living a licentious life style. They are arrested when the Nazis take over and sent to a concentration camp. Rudy dies on route. Max goes to the camp where he meets Horst.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes Love problems?    -   gay guy urges Conflict:    -   War, WW II

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   German


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   two guys doing it Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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