Wednesday, 13 February 2013

St Valentine's Day post

My Dear Boy is an anthology of love letters documenting the heartbreak and joy of love between men for almost 2,000 years. Correspondents include Emperor Marcus Arelius, Bo Juyi, Saint Anselm, Erasmus, Michelangelo, Mashida Toyonoshin, Thomas Gray, William Beckford, Walt Whitman, Tchaikovsky, Henry James, Countee Cullen, William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg. They range from kings and aristocrats, musicians and artists, military men and monks, to farm labourers and herring merchants, political activists and aesthetes, black poets and Japanese actors, drag queens and hustlers.

For more detail:
Scroll down the page to a table with links to various extracts from the book.

Our thanks go to Rictor Norton for making this available online.

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