300,000 Kisses

300,000 Kisses: Tales of Queer Love from the Ancient World

Ancient History
Hardback Published on: 05/10/2023
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Synopsis

Steeped in honey, Juventius, your golden eyes, and as sweet too when I press my lips to them - three hundred thousand kisses is not close to enough. For centuries, evidence of queer love in the ancient world was ignored or suppressed. Even today, only a few, famous narratives are widely known - yet there's a rich literary tradition of Greek and Roman love that extends far beyond this handful of stories. Here, the poet Sean Hewitt and painter Luke Edward Hall collect together, for the first time, forty of the most exhilarating queer tales in the classical canon and bring them newly to life. A ground-breaking anthology that changes the way we see the ancient world - and invites us to reflect on the puritanism of our own - 300,000 Kisses is a riotous celebration of desire in all its forms.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241575734
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Weight: 649g
  • Dimensions: 220 x 158 x 24 mm

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300,000 Kisses
Beautiful both to read and to own
Wonderfully written and translated by Sean Hewitt and colourfully, lavishly illustrated by Luke Edward Hall, 300,000 Kisses is a beautiful book both to rea... READ MORE
Hugh Smithson-Wright