Since the review hearing yesterday dismissed the petition asking the Supreme Court judgement on Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code be reconsidered, here’s a brief reading list for those of you who aspire to be a little more connected to both the real world as well as your own sense of humanity.
(The following titles are in alphabetical order, not in order of preference.)
The Alan Hollinghurst Quartet
Why someone hasn’t brought this out as a ‘box set’ is a mystery to me. The Swimming Pool Library, The Folding Star, The Spell, In the Line of Beauty are an unofficial history of gay life in Britain. The Swimming Pool Library, about the subculture of alternative sexuality before and after homosexuality was decriminalised in Britain in 1967, might be particularly pertinent today. Hollinghurst is also one of the finest stylists you’ll ever read. Most of us struggle…
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