A History of Gay Literature: The Male Tradition

Gregory Woods

Anno: 1999
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 466 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 229 x 152 mm
Peso: 620 gr.
  • EAN: 9780300080889
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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 World "Encyclopedic 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 Report "An exemplary piece of work."-Jonathan Bate, The Sunday Telegraph