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Auden's games of knowledge : poetry and the meanings of homosexuality

Auden's games of knowledge : poetry and the meanings of homosexuality

Author: Richard R Bozorth
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2001.
Series: Between men--between women.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Shows that Auden's career was tied to a process of gay self-interrogation unparalleled in poetry. This work argues that he was driven by the yearning to comprehend the psychological, political, and  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bozorth, Richard R.
Auden's games of knowledge.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2001
Named Person: W H Auden; W H Auden; W H Auden; Wystan H Auden; W H (Wystan Hugh) Auden; Wystan H Auden
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard R Bozorth
ISBN: 0231113528 9780231113526 0231113536 9780231113533
OCLC Number: 46422039
Description: xiv, 340 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: "But who would get it?" : sexual politics and coterie poetry --
"The question is what do we mean by sex" : diagnosis and disorder --
"Have you heard this one?" : queer revolution in Paid on both sides and The orators --
"What we see depends on who's observing" : politics and authority in the 1930s --
"Tell me the truth about love" : confessional lyric and lovers' discourse --
"Just what appearances He saves" : God and the unspeakable.
Series Title: Between men--between women.
Responsibility: Richard R. Bozorth.


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Bozorth's splendid study of Auden's position as a poet of "erotic autobiography" is the first serious attempt to place Auden's homosexuality at the core of his poetic output. For the most part Read more...

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