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Gender Protest and Same-Sex Desire in Antebellum American Literature

Margaret Fuller, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Herman Melville

Gender Protest and Same-Sex Desire in Antebellum American Literature( )
Author: Greven, David
ISBN:978-1-317-13012-3
Publication Date:Apr 2016
Publisher:Routledge
Book Format:Digital (delivered electronically)
List Price:USD $59.95
Book Description:

Expanding our understanding of the possibilities and challenges inherent in the expression of same-sex desire before the Civil War, David Greven identifies a pattern of what he calls 'gender protest' and sexual possibility recurring in antebellum works. He suggests that major authors such as Margaret Fuller, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, and Nathaniel Hawthorne consciously sought to represent same-sex desire in their writings. Focusing especially on conceptions of the melancholia...
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