Robert K. Martin, Professor of English at the Université de Montréal, is author of The Homosexual Tradition in American Poetry and Hero, Captain and Stranger: Male Friendship, Social Critique and Literary Form in the Sea Novels of Herman Melville, editor of The Continuing Presence of Walt Whitman: The Life after the Life, and co-editor of Queer Forster.
Entries by Robert K. Martin
literature >> American Literature: Nineteenth Century
Although sometimes coded as romantic friendship, both gay male and lesbian attractions are reflected in nineteenth-century American poetry and fiction, including works by such major figures as Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, and Emily Dickinson.
literature >> Melville, Herman
The most important American novelist of the nineteenth century, Herman Melville reflects his homosexuality throughout his texts.
literature >> Whitman, Walt
Celebrating an ideal of manly love in both its spiritual and physical aspects, Walt Whitman has exerted a profound and enduring influence on gay literature.