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Auden's Games of Knowledge : Poetry and the Meanings of Homosexuality
by Richard R. Bozorth

Overview - The first full-length consideration of Auden as a homosexual poet, this volume shows that Auden's career was tied to a process of gay self-interrogation unparalleled in modern poetry and argues that he was driven by a powerful yearning to comprehend the psychological, political, and ethical implications of same-sex desire.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The first full-length consideration of Auden as a homosexual poet, this volume shows that Auden's career was tied to a process of gay self-interrogation unparalleled in modern poetry and argues that he was driven by a powerful yearning to comprehend the psychological, political, and ethical implications of same-sex desire.

Auden's theories about poetry in the 1930s and after reflected an intense concern with how to write publicly as a homosexual poet. That struggle was made manifest in his love poetry, which Bozorth argues constitutes a kind of "erotic autobiography" exploring the distinct challenges of homosexual love.

Bozorth's approach is manifold, examining the poet's engagements with avant-garde poetics, gay subculture, psychoanalysis, leftist politics, and theology. This book proposes that from his early fascination with secret agent and trickster figures to his later theories of poetry as an I-Thou relation, Auden viewed poetry as a fictional but primal erotic encounter with the reader.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780231113526
  • ISBN-10: 0231113528
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publish Date: August 2001
  • Page Count: 320
  • Reading Level: Ages 22-UP

Series: Between Men--Between Women: Lesbian and Gay Studies

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Books > Literary Criticism > Poetry
Books > Poetry > American - General
Books > Literary Criticism > LGBT

 
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