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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelangelo

 

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelangelo_Buonarroti

[...] THE OPENLY HOMOEROTIC NATURE OF THE POETRY WAS A SOURCE OF DISCOMFORT TO LATER GENERATIONS. MICHELANGELO'S GRANDNEPHEW, MICHELANGELO THE YOUNGER, PUBLISHED THE POEMS IN 1623 WITH

THE GENDER OF PRONOUNS CHANGED,[62] AND IT WAS NOT UNTIL JOHN ADDINGTON SYMONDS TRANSLATED THEM INTO ENGLISH IN 1893 THAT

THE ORIGINAL GENDERS WERE RESTORED.