Please post your suggestions for books to read into this topic, so we can vote on them for future events of the green, queer and fun TQP Book Club!
… and starting immediately for the first book club on the 29 March:
Youth to Power by Jamie Margolin
A toolbox for young (and young at heart) environmental activists written/collected by a queer Latinx activist.
Conundrum by Jan Morris
A journey by British travel writer Jan Morris through transitioning from male to female in the Welsh countryside.
The other book I was looking for was a biography of Edward Carpenter… but I only found a quite expensive one. If anyone has any ideas, please share!
I have access to this one: https://www.versobooks.com/books/430-edward-carpenter , which really isn’t very cheap. But I don’t think there are many Edward Carpenter books?
When I worked at Gay Men’s Press book publishers many years ago, we published this (below), but I think its out of print and probably only available second hand:
‘Selected Writings, Vol. 1: Sex’ by Edward Carpenter (https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/225315.Edward_Carpenter)
I think taking an actual Edward Carpenter work is a great idea @Alexp! Thank you for the suggestion!
I have read Edward Carpenter and last summer visited his house near Sheffield, he is a truly inspiring queer ecologist founding father, allegedly the first sandal-wearer in Britain.
Condundrum is also a moving book
But I would suggest Derek Jarman’s Modern Nature, recently reissued.
There is a beautiful conversation about the book available as podcast here
I have just seen, 10 of Edward Carpenter’s books are available in the Gutenberg project here https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/author/657
OMG! That’s absolutely amazing!! Thank you for uncovering this, @Peter
Hey there -
I found the Janette Winterson book that includes the section on Easter Island: ‘The Stone Gods’
Years since I read it, but I seem to remember a strong theme around environmental destruction (and love conquering all):
See you soon,
Do we have a revised date for the next book group?
Hey Alex! Thanks for asking!
I’m just creating the new events today - and the date is the last Monday of August (30th). At 19:30 Lisbon time.
Looking forward to seeing you then!!
A new suggestion