Intervista impossibile a Lord Byron - Book Launch 10 November at 5 p.m.

Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 17:00

Intervista impossibile a Lord Byron - Book Launch on Thursday 10 November at 5 p.m.


We are pleased to invite you to the launch of a new book by Vincenzo PatanèIntervista impossibile a Lord Byron (Venice: Cicero 2022).  This book aims to give the public an understanding of Byron not only as a writer, but also as the unconventional figure who to continues to fascinate many this day. 

Admission is free but booking is mandatory due to the limited number of seats (write to Please note that the event will be in Italian.



L'Intervista impossibile a Lord Byron was conceived in the spirit of a well-known radio program that aired on RAI's second network in the 1970s. In each episode a prominent intellectual interviews a great figure from the past. The interview with Lord Byron mixes real statements with plausible ones, and on account of his personality it brings out numerous aspects of his poetics and some relevant facts of his life, as well as the extraordinary modernity of some of his views. Six other essays are offered alongside the interview.


Vincenzo Patanè is a journalist, film critic and gay activist who has published many books on these subjects, incuding his latest Icone gay nell'arte. Marinai, angeli, dei (De Luca Editori d'Arte 2022). He has written several books on Lord Byron, including a major biography in Italian (L'estate di un ghiro. Il mito di Lord Byron, 2013) and, in English,The Sour Fruit. Lord Byron, Love & Sex (2019).