Gay Men s Literature in the Twentieth Century

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Gay Men s Literature in the Twentieth Century
Author : Mark Lilly
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Publisher : Palgrave
Language : English
Release Date : 03 October 1993
ISBN : 0333494369
Pages : 233 pages
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While "the male condition" is increasingly the focus of critical inquiry, the first images to come to most minds are those associated, ironically enough, with the resoundingly heterosexual men's movement - sweat lodges, primal screams, etc. As these images quickly become cliched, a more progressive and less primitivist movement continues to gather strength, namely one that examines the experiences and writings of homosexual men. In this groundbreaking work, Mark Lilly takes us on an unprecedented tour, reintroducing us, in clear, lively and non-technical language, to famous texts and familiarizing us for the first time with less well-known writings, from the standpoint of gay experience, sensibility and sexual desire. In gay men's writing, tenderness lies side by side with rage; existential rejection of convention rubs shoulders with sexual hedonism. Beginning with Wilde's and Byron's existentialist outlaw, the theme of social rebellion, and the fight against conformity, form a common link among the literary works of the twentieth century. But mainstream academic criticism has shown itself for the most part incapable of engaging gay work without distorting or ignoring its most central features. Gay Men's Literature in the Twentieth Century presents us with a unified analysis of certain central authors and texts in order to investigate shared themes and patterns. James Baldwin, Christopher Isherwood, Tennessee Williams, Lord Byron, Oscar Wilde, E. M. Forster, Jean Genet, Joe Orton, Andrew Holleran, David Leavitt: all figure central in the book, as do such subjects as the love poetry of the First World War and the poems of Constantine Cavafy. One of those rare titles that is written toappeal to non-specialists but also contains scholarship so original it is must reading for anyone interested in gay writing, Lilly's work is, to date, the most unified treatment of gay men's writing.

Gay Men s Literature in the Twentieth Century

While "the male condition" is increasingly the focus of critical inquiry, the first images to come to most minds are those associated, ironically enough, with the resoundingly heterosexual men's movement - sweat lodges, primal screams, etc. As these images quickly become cliched, a more progressive and less primitivist movement continues

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Gay Men s Literature in the Twentieth Century

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