A History of Gay Literature: The Male Tradition

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Yale University Press, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 456 pages
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This important book is the first full-scale account of male gay literature across cultures and languages and from ancient times to the present. Works by writers of wide-ranging literary status are featured, including Virgil, Dante, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Proust, Clive Barker, Dashiell Hammett, and David Leavitt. 50 illustrations.

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'It had become a truth almost universally acknowledged that a young man neither possessed of nor in want of a wife must, instead, be setting himself up to become the tragic victim of his own fate'. Read full review

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Dense, and sometimes prone to less than useful digression, this book is nevertheless essential reading, especially for gay authors (know your history!). When reading, make sure to have your Amazon ... Read full review

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Woods is reader in lesbian & gay studies at the Nottingham Trent University

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