New PDF release: Mediterranean Homosexual Pleasure

By Michael Hone

The dialogue of homosexuality over so large a space because the Mediterranean potential draconian offerings, yet I’ve got down to absolutely hide the previous and the current, from Gilgamesh to Caesar, from Gloeden’s Taormina nude-boy types to Truman Capote and his Sicilian hustlers, from the Egypt of the pharaohs to the gay village of Egyptian Siwa, domestic of the Oracle expensive to Alexander the good. We’ll honor the affection of David for Jonathan and notice the main pro-gay urban on the earth, Tel Aviv, in addition to the Morocco of Paul Bowles and Gore Vidal, the Capri of Somerset Maugham and Graham Greene, Malta and its Knights, the Templars on Rhodes and Richard Coeur de Lion sooner than the gates of Jerusalem. We’ll visit the Peloponnese, place of birth of the very-first homoerotic act of affection among a boy and a god, that of Hyacinth and Apollo, and we’ll study the foundation of the Janissaries and the amorous exploits of Persian Cyrus the more youthful. We’ll stopover at today’s Venice, and notice what’s occurring, sexually, in twenty-first century Rome. Our trek will take an unforeseen flip in Myconos, a gay paradise I’m greater than accustomed to. the themes indexed within the Contents should not vignettes, they're the special essentials--every significant occasion, each anecdote--of what has made the Mediterranean the world’s previous and current best resource of gay event and pleasure.

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