What Are You Reading?

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!

Posted in biography, David Margolick, Dreadful, Edward Mendelson, essay, John Horne Burns, queer writers, The Gallery, The New York Review of Books, W. H. Auden, WWII.

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