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Gay Literature

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Gay writing was an important element of the Harlem Renaissance. Gay and bisexual men—such as Alain Locke, Countee Cullen, Wallace Thurman, Richard Bruce Nugent, Langston Hughes, and Claude ...

Gay Literature

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The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Literature
Length:
1,249 words

...Gay Literature . Gay writing was an important element of the Harlem Renaissance. Gay and bisexual men—such as Alain Locke , Countee Cullen , Wallace Thurman , Richard Bruce Nugent , Langston Hughes , and Claude McKay —were vital presences in this literary movement. Locke, a professor of philosophy, mentored some of these men and published their work in his landmark anthology The New Negro ( 1925 ), including Nugent's short story “Sadji,” the earliest known gay text by an African American. A year later Thurman's Fire!! ( 1926 )—a magazine whose...

Gay literature

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The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature
Length:
4,489 words

...and his increasingly open sexuality, along with his British birth, left him on the margins of Canadian literature. A poem such as ‘Night out’ demonstrates his debt to American poet Hart Crane; it is a modernist poem of gay male desire in the homosocial world of the tavern. He edited, with Alistair Sutherland , Eros: an anthology of male friendship ( 1961 ). The density of modernist language seemed an impediment, as well as a reticence, to the emerging gay poets of the 1960s and 1970s. E. A. Lacey's work epitomizes this period in his volumes Forms of...

Latino Gay Literature

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Daniel Contreras

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Literature

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Current Version:
2020

...Latino Gay Literature Gay Latino Literature: An Anatomy Describing gay Latino literature is difficult because each of those three words contains multitudes of disclaimers and appropriations. Those three words introduce many more questions than settled answers and any attempt to lasso them into place results in omissions and problematic assumptions. However, performing an anatomy of the phrase may be an unconventional yet useful way to begin. 1. Gay. While it would appear that what makes a literary work “gay” would be transparent, the matter can become...

gay and lesbian literature

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Literature
Length:
718 words

... and lesbian literature A comparatively modern concept, although homosexual themes, occasionally explicit but more often coded, have been apparent in the literature of most cultures and countries almost from the outset, as in the Babylonian epic Gilgamesh ( c. 1700 bc ). Although often bowdlerized by translators and editors, classical texts such as Plato 's Symposium , the Greek Anthology , and Ovid 's Metamorphoses provided models for later writers. Shakespeare 's sonnets ( 1609 ), the first 126 of which are addressed to a young man, also caused...

gay and lesbian literature

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Literature
Length:
675 words

... and lesbian literature A comparatively modern concept, although homosexual themes, occasionally explicit but more often coded, have been apparent in the literature of most cultures and countries almost from the outset, as in the Babylonian epic Gilgamesh ( c. 1700 bc ). Although often bowdlerized by translators and editors, classical texts such as Plato 's Symposium , the Greek Anthology , and Ovid 's Metamorphoses provided models for later writers. Shakespeare 's sonnets ( 1609 ), the first 126 of which are addressed to a young man, also caused...

Gay and Lesbian Literature for Children

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
552 words

... and Lesbian Literature for Children . While explicitly gay and lesbian characters and themes did not appear in children's books until 1969 , thinly veiled homosexual characters and situations were present in books for young readers published as early as the mid-19th century . Often these appeared in the form of unconventional gender behavior (like the tomboy Jo March in Little Women [ 1868 ]) or strong same-sex friendships, as in British public school stories ( Tom Brown's School Days [ 1857 ]) and—somewhat later—in fantasies like Kenneth Grahame 's ...

Gay Literature: Poetry and Prose

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
7,040 words

...in some parts of the country as virulent and violent as ever, but elsewhere gay life and values have been integrated into so much of the culture at large that they have often ceased to operate as an oppositional force. There are gay novelists, gay poets, and gay journals, but they are no longer likely to shock as they once did. Assimilation has its social and economic dividends, but it remains to be seen whether it provides ground as fertile for new directions in American literature as marginalization did in the past. See also Albee, Edward ; Ashbery, John ;...

Gay Literature

Gay Literature  

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Gay writing was an important element of the Harlem Renaissance. Gay and bisexual men—such as Alain Locke, Countee Cullen, Wallace Thurman, Richard Bruce Nugent, Langston Hughes, and Claude McKay—were ...
44 The History of the Book in Australia

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
6,048 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Illustration(s):
1

... 1973 its functions were taken over by the Literature Board of the Australia Council, which, with a dramatically increased budget, moved to provide fellowships to support writers during their working lives. The Miles *Franklin Award , for a published novel portraying some aspect of Australian life, was initiated in 1957 ; other literary prizes proliferated during the 1970s and 1980s . The award of the 1973 *Nobel Prize for Literature to Patrick White brought international attention to Australian literature. In the decade leading up to the award, a...

The Tempest

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Michael Dobson, Anthony Davies, and Will Sharpe

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
4,078 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Illustration(s):
2

... Alec McCowen a frail, patronizing showman finally spat upon by Simon Russell Beale ’s freed Ariel in Sam Mendes ’s production of 1993 . At the same time the play has continued to inspire theatrical adaptations and variations, among them Philip Osment ’s This Island’s Mine (Gay Sweatshop, 1987–8 ). The further opening up of the play’s text to contemporary questions of gender and power visible in recent criticism has continued to expand the theatrical possibilities of this haunting, conflicted, and mysterious play. Michael Dobson On the screen: Dallas...

Music

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
5,344 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...dear. On the Continent a popular music theatre (with spoken dialogue) developed alongside Italian opera, leading directly into German Romantic opera via Mozart's Die Zauberflöte ( 1791 ) and Weber's Der Freischütz ( 1821 ). By contrast, English ballad opera, originating with Gay 's The Beggar's Opera ( 1728 ), never really transcended its origins. Though the British associates of Mozart (Storace and Attwood) could certainly craft ensembles in high classical style, even they were forced back into pasting together ballads with scraps of Continental operas:...

Punctuation

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
Length:
7,703 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...perhaps behind the first traumatic scene there may be concealed the memory of a second, which satisfies our requirements better and whose reproduction has a greater therapeutic effect.” Sigmund Freud , “The Aetiology of Hysteria” ( 1896 ), in The Freud Reader 100 ( Peter Gay ed., 1989 ). Third, the semicolon separates items in a series when any element in the series contains an internal comma—e.g.: • “Greek developments include pimplemi and pletho , ‘to fill’; pleres , pleos , ‘full’; poly- , ‘much,’ with comparative pleios and superlative ...

Michel Gay

Michel Gay  

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(1947–), French illustrator and author who has published books primarily through L'École des Loisirs, a renowned French publishing house specializing in quality children's literature. The son and ...
Marie-Louise Gay

Marie-Louise Gay  

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(1952–), Canadian author-illustrator, who writes in both English and French. In 1981 she began working for La Courte Échelle in Montreal and published her first book, De zéro à minuit ...
William Gay

William Gay  

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(1865–97),born Bridge of Weir, Scotland, emigrated to NZ in 1885 and then to Victoria in 1888 in a vain attempt to ward off tuberculosis. He taught briefly at Scotch ...
Sophie Gay

Sophie Gay  

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(1776–1852).French novelist. In her work, pre‐Romantic sensibility is combined with classical economy and analytical precision; Léonie de Montbreuse (1813) and Anatole (1815) are perhaps the best of ...
Gay, Walter

Gay, Walter  

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A character in Dickens's Dombey and Son.
John le Gay Brereton

John le Gay Brereton  

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(1871–1933),born Sydney, son of John le Gay Brereton (1), had a long association with the University of Sydney as student, librarian and, finally, professor of English literature. Well known ...
Guy Hocquenghem

Guy Hocquenghem  

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(1946–88).French novelist and essayist. At the forefront of gay activism in the 1970s, he helped found the Front Homosexuel d'Action Révolutionnaire in 1971 and published polemical essays, including ...
John le Gay Brereton

John le Gay Brereton  

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(1827–86),born Yorkshire, came to Australia in 1859 as a doctor and practised in Sydney. Father of John le Gay Brereton 2, he published the volumes of poetry, The Travels ...

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