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 Topic: Gay Voice in American Literature?

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mattg  



Joined: 27 Sep 2005
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Posted: 6 Nov 2007, 6:30 pm    Post subject: Gay Voice in American Literature? Reply with quote

Interesting post by The Gay Recluse on the suffocation of the Gay Voice in American Literature, with strong critique of NYTimes reviewers...

http://thegayrecluse.com/2007/11/04/on-the-suffocation-of-the-gay-voice-in-american-literature/
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MSMiller  



Joined: 02 Mar 2008
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Interests: American Literature, Material Culture, Decadence, Renaissance English Literature, The Harlem Renaissance
Physical Location: New York City

Posted: 3 Jun 2008, 11:07 am    Post subject: Re: Gay Voice in American Literature? Reply with quote

The article was interesting, but The Gay Recluse misses a couple of important sources of the "gay voice" in American literature. First, the Harlem Renaissance is an especially rich site for homoerotic and neo-decadent poetics, including those of Richard Bruce Nugent, Wallace Thurman, Carl Van Vechten and Langston Hughes. Also, the Southern gothic, especially Capote's early novel Other Voics Other Rooms and the plays of Tennessee Williams, fairly drips with "ambivalence for the present" and "and understanding that only the most obsessively detailed examination of the past can bring us any sense of reconciliation."

mattg wrote:
Interesting post by The Gay Recluse on the suffocation of the Gay Voice in American Literature, with strong critique of NYTimes reviewers...

http://thegayrecluse.com/2007/11/04/on-the-suffocation-of-the-gay-voice-in-american-literature/

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