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Hart Crane and the Homosexual Text

New Thresholds, New Anatomies

"Canonized for being insufficiently American although he took America as his subject, chastised for obscurity by readers who would not allow or would not read homosexual meanings, Crane embodies many understandings of America, and of the predicament of the gay writer."—Voice Literary Supplement

"A brilliant critical model for understanding how textuality and sexuality can produce pervasive effects on each other in the writing of a figure like Crane."—Michael Moon, Duke University


282 pages | 5.50 x 8.50 | © 1990

Gay and Lesbian Studies

Gender and Sexuality

Literature and Literary Criticism: American and Canadian Literature

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1. Critical Indifference; or, Tradition and the Homosexual Talent in American Poetry
2. Homosexuality and the Matter of Style
3. Homosexuality and the Subject of Literature
4. The Homosexual Lyric
5. The Homosexual Sublime
6. The Unmarried Epic
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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