Queer by Frank Wynnes

Queer, A Collection of LGBTQ Writing from Ancient Times to Yesterday is a remarkable volume by editor and translator Frank Wynne. Wynne has translated many authors including Boualem Sansal, and novelist Ahmadou Kourouma. He won the International IMPAC Literary Award with Houellebecq for Atomised.

Through poems, short stories, essays and recollections, Queer, tells the stories of oppressed queer people from across the ages to today, demonstrating the eternal existence of same-sex and pluriform love.  

Paul Verlaine, Virginia Woolf, Sappho, Juno Dawson and many more poets, writers, novelists and artists celebrate freedom, queer love, feelings and états dâme with passion, honesty and elegance.

This is a must-have title to discover discreet talents or learn more on the lives of cultural figures. Homer’s Achilles in grief for the loss of his lover Patroclus, is one of the highlights of this fantastic book.