This week I am deep into the biography of John Horne Burns, the gay writer most known for his post-WWII novel The Gallery.
The biography Dreadful: The Short Life and Gay Times of John Horne Burns by David Margolick paints a picture of a talented gay writer who finds himself unable to his own hardships and disappointments to the world about him.
It is wonderful to read about a queer writer during WWII and after.
Also this week, I am savoring the article by Edward Mendelson in The New York Review of Books about the secret life of W. H. Auden. I won’t give any more away, but it is definitely a great read. You can get your hands on it HERE for free!
What are you reading in print and online this week? I’d love to know!