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  Contributor Biography:  Gregory Woods 
 
Gregory Woods teaches in the Department of English and Media Studies at the Nottingham Trent University in England. He is the author of Articulate Flesh: Male Homo-eroticism in Modern Poetry and A History of Gay Literature: The Male Tradition, as well as a collection of poems, We Have the Melon. His essays and reviews on gay culture and on the AIDS epidemic have appeared in books and journals in Britain, Italy, and the United States.

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literature >> Eliot, T[homas] S[tearns]

Although Eliot tried to suppress the fact, The Waste Land is an elegy for a young Frenchman whom he met and loved in Paris and who died in the Great War in 1915.

literature >> Hemingway, Ernest

Ernest Hemingway, himself sexually insecure, included negative, even abusive portrayals of gay men in his fiction.

literature >> Pasolini, Pier Paolo

Most of the fiction and much of the poetry of Pier Paolo Pasolini, one of the great Marxist homosexual artists of the twentieth century, was shaped by his fascination with the lives of subproletarian youths.

literature >> Penna, Sandro

For Sandro Penna boyhood was the embodiment of desire and the inspiration for all of his poetry.

literature >> Poetry: Gay Male

The gay tradition in literature from ancient times to the present is primarily a tradition not of prose but of verse.

literature >> Proust, Marcel

Marcel Proust is the author of A la recherche du temps perdu, one of the major achievements of Modernism and a great gay novel.

literature >> Saba, Umberto

The bisexual poet who published under the name Umberto Saba wrote poems that expressed his love both of his wife and daughter and of adolescent boys.

   

 

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