Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage: A Reader's Companion to the Writers and Their Work

Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage: A Reader's Companion to the Writers and Their Work

by Claude J. Summers
     
 

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Transcultural and transhistorical in scope, The Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage provides valuable surveys of the gay and lesbian presence in a variety of literatures and historical periods, in-depth critical essays on gay and lesbian authors in world literature, and discussions of topics and movements important in the rich and varied gay and lesbian literarySee more details below

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Transcultural and transhistorical in scope, The Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage provides valuable surveys of the gay and lesbian presence in a variety of literatures and historical periods, in-depth critical essays on gay and lesbian authors in world literature, and discussions of topics and movements important in the rich and varied gay and lesbian literary traditions.

Consisting of nearly 400 signed articles, the book is arranged in an A-to-Z format, with author entries ranging from Michelangelo to Armistead Maupin and from Sappho to William Shakespeare; overview articles span from "AIDS Literature" to "Sports Literature: Lesbian" and from "Cross-Dressing" to "Science Fiction and Fantasy." Over 150 scholars from around the world have contributed to the volume, making this long-overdue work complete, informative, and indispensable for anyone interested in an important part of our literary tradition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805050097
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Pages:
786
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 9.22(h) x 2.20(d)

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