Love in a Dark Time

by Colm Toibin | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0743244672 Global Overview for this book
Registered by bookworm76 of Chermside, Queensland Australia on 12/6/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by bookworm76 from Chermside, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Colm Tóibín knows the languages of the outsider, the secret keeper, the gay man or woman. He knows the covert and overt language of homosexuality in literature. In Love in a Dark Time, he also describes the solace of finding like-minded companions through reading.

Colm Tóibín examines the life and work of some of the greatest and most influential writers of the past two centuries, figures whose homosexuality remained hidden or oblique for much of their lives, either by choice or necessity. The larger world couldn't know about their sexuality, but in their private lives, and in the spirit of their work, the laws of desire defined their expression.

This is an intimate encounter with Mann, Baldwin, Bishop, and with the contemporary poets Thom Gunn and Mark Doty. Through their work, Tóibín is able to come to terms with his own inner desires—his interest in secret erotic energy, his admiration for courageous figures, and his abiding fascination with sadness and tragedy. Tóibín looks both at writers forced to disguise their true experience on the page and at readers who find solace and sexual identity by reading between the lines.

Released 1 mo ago (12/6/2022 UTC) at -- Nonspecific release zone - details in notes -- in Brisbane, Queensland Australia

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I am taking this along to the next Brisbane Bookcrossing meetup. If not picked up I will leave it somewhere.

Journal Entry 3 by Oldgirl58 at Chermside, Queensland Australia on Thursday, December 22, 2022
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