Can anyone point me towards examples of authors (or other artists) who have produced work with a theme that runs contrary to their own established political or social views?
Kind of springboarding off this thread
over here, and I seem to be in the presence of Google Kryptonite because I'm not finding what I want.
I've been thinking about this "art vs artist" topic for a while, especially as I'll be teaching Ender's Game
to a class pretty soon. I'm also working on a podcast episode on this topic, and I got to wondering if there were any good examples of an artist deliberately creating work that was dissonant to their own views?
This would be like Orson Scott Card writing a book about a stable gay couple who lived an ordinary married life; Robert Heinlein writing a story about the fundamental immorality of military service; Philip K. Dick writing about someone who was secure in his identity and had well-placed and justified faith in society and its institutions.  And while I haven't read Left Behind
, another example might be Tim LaHaye writing a book about an atheist who leads a good life that is supported by a logically derived system of morality.
You get what I mean.
There may be some obvious examples out there, but I'm coming up with nothing.
 I seem to be showing my influences here....