Benedetto Casanova, brother to the famous womanizer Giacomo, has left us his sensual (fictional) memoirs. Read “Benedetto Casanova: The Memoirs” by Marten Weber with Rakuten Kobo. No doubt you have heard of Casanova, the famous seducer. All about Benedetto Casanova – The Memoirs by Marten Weber. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers.
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Ben rated it liked it Nov 10, Scotty rated it liked it May 16, Page 4 of Benedetto is the most creative gay book in decades, and I hope there will be many sequels.
Rusty rated it really liked it Jun 20, Now all of you are wondered, what all of this does it matter with the story? The reader gets little sense of who Benedetto’s lover really is – he displays not much personality.
Benedetto Casanova, brother to the famous womanizer Giacomo, has left us his sensual nenedetto memoirs.
His novel “Shayno” should win a price and be on the New York Bestseller list! Our hero finds true love along the way; but this felt hollow somehow.
Yes No Thanks for your feedback! Give it benexetto go. But the narrator doesn’t seem to know himself that well: Fifty Shades Trilogy Bundle. Mar 30, Steve rated it it was ok Shelves: I got this book in a giveaway on Goodreads, and I could not actually finish the book. Become a LibraryThing Author. Meomirs paints a well-rounded and sumptuously detailed picture of a large number of European cities during the 18th century.
Benedetto Casanova: The Memoirs
Historically, however, that was a belief. We know now that there is no correlation between gender and intelligence, and there’s an impulse casaova judge characters who believe there is. The endless gossip and rubbing elbows with the movers and the shakers of the day comes with catty asides which range from hysterically funny to scathing to revolting, and feel in the style of Samuel Pepys.
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For more help see the Common Knowledge help page. More fiction is needed telling stories of LGBT life, and it’s great to read historical fiction, particularly, in which a gay character is front and center. Italy is not a united nation at this time in history and the Papal States are a political entity, not a philosophical organization. I highly recommend this novel, but please, be aware of the sexual component of it; knowing what you will find, you will be probably less scandalized and ready to enjoy the fine and clever mind who wrote it.
The s were hardly a good time for a man to reveal his desire for his own sex, yet the book doesn’t dwell on the hardships of Benedetto’s situation: Benedetto, a few years Giacomo’s junior, was pressed into service of the Church, to follow the famous lover of women through the courts of Europe. I thoroughly enjoyed the brief forays into politics, philosophy, and religion.
Michael Case rated it it was ok Jun 08, At times it gathers enough momentum to be a page turner. Most of my recent books concern the lives and adventures of men, both today, in history, and in the future. The style is chatty and a bit rambling — Benedetto more or less follows the course of his life, stopping to make pithy observations of the human condition, the Church, The set-up of this novel mirrors historical memoirs after the scholars have had a chance to translate, annotate, and comment.
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Overall, this is worth reading, and Weber’s prose is concise and sometimes humorous.
There’s little examination of behedetto sex itself, or sex as a state of being. Clearly, the two erstwhile travelers often invited young men to their house, and Benedetto must have read excerpts of his memoirs to them, perhaps right after they were written around You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Project Gutenberg 0 editions.
That’s in keeping with the time period, but if the character is so enlightened about the idea of men loving men, couldn’t that enlightenment have carried over to his views on women? His adventures are many—Benedetto is recruited by the Church to follow his more famous brother around, spying on his activities.
Hte he is maybe as libertine as his famous brother, in one thing Benedetto differs from Giacomo, he believes in love. There’s a good bit of sex here – sometimes it’s genuinely hot.