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A History of Gay Literature: The Male Tradition

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This important book is the first full-scale account of male gay literature across cultures, languages, and centuries. A work of reference as well as the definitive history of a tradition, it traces writing by and about homosexual men from ancient Greece and Rome to the twentieth-century gay literary explosion.Woods' own artistry is evident throughout this elegant and startling book. . . . These finely honed gay readings of selected Western (and some Eastern) literary texts richly reward the careful attention they demand. . . . Though grounded in the particulars of gay male identity, this masterpiece of literary (and social) criticism calls across the divides of sex and sexual orientation.-Kirkus Reviews (a starred review)An encyclopedic mapping of the intersection between male homosexuality and belles lettres . . . that is] good reading, in part because Woods has foregone strict chronology to link writers across eras and cultures.-Louis Bayard, Washington Post Book WorldEncyclopedic and critical, evenhanded and interpretive, Woods has produced a study that stands as a monument to the progress of gay literary criticism. No one to date has attempted such a grand world-wide history. . . . It cannot be recommended highly enough.-Library Journal (a starred review)A bold, intelligent and gorgeously encyclopedic study.-Philip Gambone, Lambda Book ReportAn exemplary piece of work.-Jonathan Bate, The Sunday Telegraph

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A full-scale account of male gay literature, across cultures, languages, and from ancient times to the present. It includes chapters on significant periods of cultural history, on major writers, and on common themes.

Synopsis:

This important book is the first full-scale account of male gay literature across cultures, languages, and centuries. A work of reference as well as the definitive history of a tradition, it traces writing by and about homosexual men from ancient Greece and Rome to the twentieth-century gay literary explosion.<P>"Woods' own artistry is evident throughout this elegant and startling book. ... These finely honed gay readings of selected Western (and some Eastern) literary texts richly reward the careful attention they demand.... Though grounded in the particulars of gay male identity, this masterpiece of literary (and social) criticism calls across the divides of sex and sexual orientation." — Kirkus Reviews (a starred review)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300080889
Author:
Woods, Gregory
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Location:
New Haven
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Gays' writings
Subject:
Gay & Lesbian
Subject:
Homosexuality in literature
Subject:
Gay men's writings.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
105-13
Publication Date:
19991131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 b/w illus.
Pages:
468
Dimensions:
9.75 x 6.75 in 1.82 lb

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"Synopsis" by , A full-scale account of male gay literature, across cultures, languages, and from ancient times to the present. It includes chapters on significant periods of cultural history, on major writers, and on common themes.
"Synopsis" by , This important book is the first full-scale account of male gay literature across cultures, languages, and centuries. A work of reference as well as the definitive history of a tradition, it traces writing by and about homosexual men from ancient Greece and Rome to the twentieth-century gay literary explosion.<P>"Woods' own artistry is evident throughout this elegant and startling book. ... These finely honed gay readings of selected Western (and some Eastern) literary texts richly reward the careful attention they demand.... Though grounded in the particulars of gay male identity, this masterpiece of literary (and social) criticism calls across the divides of sex and sexual orientation." — Kirkus Reviews (a starred review)
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