Nature Boys: Camp Discourse in American Literature from Whitman to Wharton

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P. Lang, 2003 - Literary Collections - 182 pages
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"Nature Boys asserts that camp, a satirical, parodic, and playful artistic practice, had multiple points of origin, some of which can be found in American literature of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Close examinations of works by Whitman, Twain, Bierce, Haste, and others demonstrate that camp did as much to define homosexuality as did medical science and European and American sodomites themselves.

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Contents

Men at War in Camp
23
THREE Roaring Camp and Its Discontents
53
Realism
123
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

The Author: Mike Perkovich received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he is currently teaching.

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