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A History of Gay Literature : The Male Tradition
by Gregory Woods


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780300080889
  • ISBN-10: 0300080883
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publish Date: November 1999
  • Page Count: 468
  • Dimensions: 9.27 x 6.21 x 1.04 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.52 pounds


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