The American Byron: Homosexuality and the Fall of Fitz-Greene Halleck

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, 2000 - Počet stran: 226

Hailed in the mid-nineteenth century as the most important American poet of the period, Fitz-Greene Halleck was a close friend of William C. Bryant, an associate of Charles Dickens and Washington Irving, and a celebrity sought out by John Jacob Astor and American presidents. Halleck, an attractive man of wit and charm, was dubbed "the American Byron" because he both employed similar poetic strategies and challenged the most sacred institutions of his day. A large general readership enjoyed his verse, though it was infused with homosexual themes. Indeed, Halleck's love for another man would be fictionalized in Bayard Taylor's novel Joseph and His Friend a century before the Stonewall riots.
In this insightful cultural biography, John W. M. Hallock (a distant relative) portrays Fitz-Greene as a prophet of the literary and sexual revolution of which Walt Whitman would be the messiah. The first biographical study of Halleck in more than fifty years, The American Byron traces the path to glory and eventual radical decanonization of America's earliest homosexual poet.

 

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THE AMERICAN BYRON: Homosexuality and the Fall of Fitz-Greene Halleck

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In his new study of a 19th-century American poet, Hallock uncovers convincing evidence that homophobic critics forced him into selfcensorship, isolation, and, ultimately, silence. Are we talking about ... Přečíst celou recenzi

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Shepherds of Sodomy
17
Love and War
42
The Widow Halleck
67
Conquer and Divide
92
A Return to Ganymede
121
Halleck and His Friend
151
Notes
177
Bibliography
196
Index
217
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John W. M. Hallock lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has been a lecturer at Temple University, where he earned his Ph.D. in English, and is the author of several articles on nineteenth-century literature.

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