The next public discussion of Imagining Gay Paradise: Bali, Bangkok and Cyber-Singapore, will occur in Ubud, Bali, during the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival Oct. 3-7. I’m looking forward to meeting many of my old friends — and getting to know some new ones — at this Indonesian launch for the book. Undoubtedly, the discussion will focus mostly on Walter Spies and his imaginative pursuit of an aesthetic home in Bali in the 1930s, one that offered a different understanding of masculinity and manhood than the “ideal” manhood Hitler was proposing in Walter’s ostensible homeland of Germany.
For more about that, read the excerpts “Bali Prelude” and “Bali: The Triple Taboo” on this website.
Check back for more details about the Ubud launch in early October.