Queer: A Collection of LGBTQ Writing from Ancient Times to Yesterday (Hardback)
  • Queer: A Collection of LGBTQ Writing from Ancient Times to Yesterday (Hardback)

Queer: A Collection of LGBTQ Writing from Ancient Times to Yesterday (Hardback)

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Hardback 624 Pages / Published: 21/01/2021
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Wynne’s monumental endeavour is the definitive anthology of queer writing from ancient times to the present day, and features diverse and wide-ranging pieces from Paul Verlaine, Sappho, Alison Bechdel and many more.

LGBTQ writing from ancient times to yesterday selected by award-winning translator Frank Wynne.

Drawing together writing from Catullus to Sappho, from Arthur Rimbaud to Anne Lister and Armistead Maupin, translator Frank Wynne has collected eighty of the finest works representing queer love by LGBTQ authors.

These pieces straddle the spectrum of queer experience, from Verlaine's sonnet in praise of his lover's anus and Emily Dickinson's exhortation of a woman's beauty, to Alison Bechdel's graphic novel of her coming out, Juno Dawson's reflections on gender and Oscar Wilde's 'De Profundis'.

With stories, poems, extracts and scenes from countries the world over, Queer is an unabashed and unapologetic anthology, which gives voice to those often silenced.

Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 9781789542349
Number of pages: 624
Dimensions: 240 x 170 mm

'A landmark anthology of queer writing ... It brings together an unusually broad range of voices from across the ages and the globe to form a survey of queer literature' * BBC Front Row *
'A groundbreaking collection' * DIVA *
'A landmark collection of LGBTQ writing from ancient times to yesterday, featuring powerful voices in many literary forms, from Homer and Sappho to Andrew McMillan and Niviaq Korneliussen. Many of the writers included were new to me, not least because the book manages to avoid the lazy, Anglocentric default that usually bedevils collections of this type. The resulting volume is more surprising, more various and richer for it' * Spectator *

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This was an interesting collection overall but there was an imbalance in the time periods the writing came from as less than 20% came from pre 1900s and the other 80% came from after. It would have been nice if the... More

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