Monday, November 29, 2004

Homosexuality and literature

While certain Greek lawyers are getting all silly over Oliver Stone's gay Alexander, Greek daily newspaper Eleftherotypia dedicated its weekly book review supplement Vivliothiki to homosexuality in literature. Of course, the motivation for this issue comes from the ManBooker winner this year, Hollinghurst's The Line of Beauty.

The issue lists a bibliography on Greek books with homosexual themes. The poet Dinos Christianopoulos stands out. He has written some amazing poems on homosexual desire. "I lick your hands, I lick your feet--/Love is won by submission." That line is from "Eros". I should try translating some of his stuff to post here. So passionate. Ah! Anyway, also listed is Menis Koumandareas's Noah.

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