The Homosexual Tradition in American Poetry / Edition 2

The Homosexual Tradition in American Poetry / Edition 2

by Robert K. Martin
     
 

This expanded edition features a new essay by Martin that revisits the assumptions of his earlier work and sketches an account of American gay male poetry since the 1970s, including an overview of works by Rafael Campo, Mark Doty, and Reginald Shepherd. Extending the scope of the original study, Martin's new essay offers a more diverse view of the tradition. See more details below

Overview

This expanded edition features a new essay by Martin that revisits the assumptions of his earlier work and sketches an account of American gay male poetry since the 1970s, including an overview of works by Rafael Campo, Mark Doty, and Reginald Shepherd. Extending the scope of the original study, Martin's new essay offers a more diverse view of the tradition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780877456483
Publisher:
University of Iowa Press
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the 1998 Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Walt Whitman3
Whitman, the Critics, and Homosexuality3
The Dream-Vision Poems8
"O a word to clear one's path": Adhesiveness33
"Calamus"47
2The Academic Tradition90
Fitz-Greene Halleck93
Bayard Taylor and His Circle97
George Santayana109
3Hart Crane115
Early Poems and White Buildings115
Crane and Whitman136
4Some Contemporary Poets164
Allen Ginsberg165
Robert Duncan170
Thom Gunn179
Edward Field190
Richard Howard196
James Merrill202
Alfred Corn208
Conclusion: The Future219
Notes221
Selected Bibliography241
Index251
The Future Is Here261

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