Spain: Editorial Renacimiento (Biblioteca de Rescate), 2016. First Edition. Paperback. 265p., wrps. New. Item #63752
First published in 1929, "Serenata del amor triunfante" was one of the first novels that was open about homosexuality, featuring a triangular rivalry between a brother and sister who both desire the same man. The work spirals into a delirium of passion and death, detailing the challenges of being gay in the 1920s. Through this narrative, author Pedro Badanelli also makes an ethical and aesthetic defense of homosexuality, with arguments that evoke those used by André Gide, Alberto Nin Frías and E.M. Forster.