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Gaiety Transfigured: Gay Self-Representation in American Literature
     

Gaiety Transfigured: Gay Self-Representation in American Literature

by David Bergman
 

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Bergman analyzes the writings of such famous American writers as Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, Tennessee Williams, James Baldwin,  F. O. Matthiessen, and  Larry Kramer.  He considers the entire range of literature, including poetry and drama, and gives attention to African or Native American themes in the work of Alain Locke, Countee Cullen, Francis

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Bergman analyzes the writings of such famous American writers as Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, Tennessee Williams, James Baldwin,  F. O. Matthiessen, and  Larry Kramer.  He considers the entire range of literature, including poetry and drama, and gives attention to African or Native American themes in the work of Alain Locke, Countee Cullen, Francis Grierson, David Plante and others.

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Bergman (English, Towson State U.) makes an initial effort to define the genre of gay American literature, and to demonstrate critical approaches to the fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry. The topics range from the work of Whitman and Melville to recent accounts of AIDS victims. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299130503
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
10/01/1991
Series:
The Wisconsin Project on American Writers Ser.
Pages:
259
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.35(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

David Bergman is professor of English at Towson State University and author of Cracking the Code, winner of the 1985 George Elliston Poetry Prize.

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