Separate Rooms, by Tondelli

🇬🇧 Separate Rooms by Pier Vittorio Tondelli is now a classic of gay literature, an intimate and solitary journey of a writer who left us too soon. Published in 1989, the novel is divided into three movements representing different phases in the relationship between Leo, a largely autobiographical character, and Thomas, a young German musician strugglingContinue reading “Separate Rooms, by Tondelli”

Whether we write or speak, by Pessoa

from «35 Sonnets». in Poemas Ingleses. by Fernando Pessoa – translated into Italian by Enzo Martinelli 🇬🇧 I – Whether we write or speak or do but look Whether we write or speak or do but look We are ever unapparent. What we are Cannot be transfused into word or book. Our soul from usContinue reading “Whether we write or speak, by Pessoa”

Book Review: La colpa

La colpa by Ghirghis Ramal My rating: 5 of 5 stars 🇮🇹 Una scrittura lucida e sorprendente per il caso letterario dell’anno. Sono certo che questo romanzo farà parlare di sé per la lucidità di analisi e per le scottanti tematiche affrontate. Chi si cela dietro lo pseudonimo di Ghirghis Ramal è sicuramente un autore diContinue reading “Book Review: La colpa”

When Brooklyn Was Queer by Hugh Ryan — Plucked from the Stacks

Queer history is difficult to navigate. Often hidden and without personal identifying terms, LGBTQIA+ individuals from the 1960s and prior have maneuvered as afterthoughts in broader narratives. Yet, as author Hugh Ryan proves, meticulous research can bring these pre-Stonewall stories back into view. via When Brooklyn Was Queer by Hugh Ryan — Plucked from the Stacks

The Magpie Lord

🇬🇧 The Magpie Lord by KJ Charles –  Intrigue, sex and magic are fabulous ingredients for a successful and engaging novel, with the additional edge of being set against a contrasting Victorian background. My first book of the “Charm of Magpies” series and by the author, but I’m pretty sure I’ll cast my eyes onContinue reading “The Magpie Lord”

The Persian Boy, by Mary Renault

  🇬🇧 The Persian Boy by Mary Renault – Bringing back to life the ancient and extraordinary story of the conquest of an unimaginably vast empire by a young and passionate Alexander the Great, seen from the eyes of his affectionate lover, Bagoas. Competing for love and attention with Hephaestion, Roxana and other lovers, Bagoas hasContinue reading “The Persian Boy, by Mary Renault”

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