Browsing: East of the Rhine

September-October 2018

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IN THE LAST TWO DECADES, Western European nations have enjoyed mostly steady progress toward the acceptance of homosexuality. For their Eastern European counterparts, however, negative attitudes and intolerance toward…More

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[Lisa Dordal’s] poetic tales are plainly told, but they shed light on complex experience, including enduring loss, battling depression and grief, and coming to recognize and celebrate her lesbian self. Finding strength in her voice as a poet is a pivotal discovery.

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We Met in Paris: Grace Frick and Her Life with Marguerite Yourcenar by Joan E. Howard U. of Missouri Press. 468 pages, $45. “MAJOR lesbian biographies” is…More

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THIRTEEN YEARS after its initial publication in 1989, the great Nietzsche biography Zarathustras Geheimnis, by Joachim Köhler, appeared in an English translation. While I praised the original German edition…More