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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The Memoirs by Marten Weber. Apr 05, Cryselle rated it really liked it Shelves: But the narrator doesn’t seem to know himself that well: Though the story is essentially a picaresque, it doesn’t seem to end up going anywhere.

The main character is delightful,unburdened by any guilt about his proclivities, and makes witty, often hilarious comments about people and situations of his time, for example, his rather dry observation that there is such a thing as being too large. We know now that there is no correlation between gender and intelligence, and there’s an impulse to judge characters who believe there is.

Yet he’s constantly just walking right up to strange men and propositioning them; and memoors he calls melancholy comes off benedetto as sulky fits of pique.

Benedetto Casanova: The Memoirs by Marten Weber

The parallels to Casanova’s memoirs are obvious, and the book c Marten Weber is the most exciting new voice in gay fiction. The reader gets little sense of who Benedetto’s lover really is – he displays not much personality.


How could the adventures of a gay Italian student of philosophy, who had no qualms about confessing that he thought all religion to be superstitious nonsensehave possibly been published? But did you know he may have had a gay brother?

They contain much bolder accounts and statements, whose very nature, had they become public, would have landed the author and presumably his publisher in jail or committed to an even worse fate.

Most of all, I feel this book overuses sex. As far as norms go, he doesn’t feel “ahead of his time”, he feels like a time traveler.

You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. On the way he had amorous adventures with countless men, but, unlike his brother, fell in love and kept alive a romantic relationship with a strapping German soldier over time and distance.

Trivia About Benedetto Casanov Most notably, I found the story compelling, sufficiently complex, with just the right amount of scope. Funny and charming and delightfully frank on the topic of love between men Warning: Preview — Benedetto Casanova by Marten Weber.

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Were they copied at all? Christine rated it it was amazing Sep 14, The lover remains a cypher, more or less casanovx fantasy man. The Woman in the Window. He contrasts his brother’s sexual escapades disdainfully with his own: Also by This Author.


At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. He is torn between his philosophical ambitions and his lust tge adventure.

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Ignoring modern convention may have been a nod to the eighteenth century, but it is an unpleasant jolt for the reader, and the periodic drops into modern slang break the spell entirely.

More fiction is needed telling stories of LGBT life, benedtto it’s great to read historical fiction, particularly, in which a gay character is front and center.

Casanva are no discussion topics on this book yet. The main character would not be likely to think about sex as anything but sex, at least not near the beginning. Log-in to write a review or add a video review. The Power of Six.

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