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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However, as the narrator, Benedetto depicts the sex with unnecessary detail. Item s unavailable for purchase. Christopher rated it really liked it Jun 27, However, I simply could not keep focused on the timeframe in which this “autobiography” supposedly occurs because of such phrases as “she had the hots for me,” or “he strutted his stuff,” and worst of all, “then he put his hand on his groin and shook his package.

Benedetto Casanova – The Memoirs

Christine rated it it was amazing Sep 14, This book does have some really good strong points to it though. His adventures are many—Benedetto is recruited by the Church to follow his more famous brother around, spying on his activities. I am hugely uncomfortable with labels, even seemingly benign ones such as ‘gay,’ ‘straight,’ or ‘sugar-free’ and prefer instead to judge people by their sense of humor and shoe size.

Apr 05, Cryselle rated it really liked it Shelves: Marten Weber delivers a wonderful “translation” of this challenging text, full of linguistic cunning and his usual talent for breathtaking eroticism.

Or BIG read, rather, since it’s quite long and Benedetto’s philosophical musings encourage thoughtful perusal rather than rapid consumption. It is not easy to find literate gay lit.

Readers Benefits of registering Where are my ebooks? So glad I read Benedetto. And while the main character supposedly sticks casanoba for women and tries to advance their station in 18th century Europe by founding girls’ schools, there is a thread of misogyny in his attitudes.


The set-up of this novel mirrors historical memoirs after the scholars have had a chance to translate, annotate, and comment. The Girl on the Train.

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Memoirss book should be taken with a grain of salt, and alone in the bedroom! To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. There are secondary characters who are more vivid. I found it strongest in the first part, when the hero is living in Bologna, and finding his path in life. I speak several languages, and believe in multiculturalism, tolerance, and free champagne also in economy class.

Especially near the beginning of the book, he has a tendency to hold opinions that would be very unpopular at the time, and announces them with total conviction. They were written in Italian and have never before been published in English.

It was merely there, a distraction from the story. The review must be at least 50 characters long. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. Russandol rated it liked it Mar 21, For me, it breaks the realism of the memoir format.

George rated it liked it Jun 26, There’s little examination of the sex itself, or sex as a state of being.

I speak several languages, and believe in multiculturalism, tolerance, and free champagne also in economy class. But did you know he may have had a gay brother? So were the narrator’s views on philosophy and religion. No trivia or quizzes yet. Benedetto is supposedly acting as a spy, hired by the Vatican to observe his brother’s comings and goings in the glittering royal European courts.


FYI, the action is hte hard-core and the story also contains a long-term love affair. Anything resembling constancy to one lover, no matter how dear, simply does not happen in this story: A Column of ,emoirs. I recommend it for anyone who enjoys gay fiction. Benedetto, a few years Giacomo’s junior, was pressed into service of the Church, to follow bennedetto famous lover of women through the courts of Europe. The peripatetic nature of the bdnedetto gives the main character the chance to rub elbows with prominent artists, musicians and writers of the day, some of whom I’d heard of, some I hadn’t, and learned about as a result.

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Smashwords – Benedetto Casanova – The Memoirs – a book by Marten Weber

Benedetto casanovx the most creative gay book in decades, and I hope there will be many sequels. I thought I was simply reading a fun, trashy, campy romance novel, but it ended up being an enjoyable work of historical fiction that was well rehearsed and filled with a wide array of delightful characters, many actual historical figures. Mmemoirs was my introduction to Caswnova Weber but be assured that it will not be the only book I read, written by him. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! The story follows Benedetto Casanova, the less notorious gay brother of Giacomo Casanova, in his love adventures.

But the narrator doesn’t seem to know himself that well: Most of all, I find it refreshing to find literature with gay characters that does not fall into the awful categories of vampires, sci-fi with planets on which everybody is gay, or bland coming out stories.