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Romantic genius : the prehistory of a homosexual role

Author: Andrew Elfenbein
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 1999.
Series: Between men--between women.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study takes on the subject of homosexuality in British Romantic writing, showing the centrality of disreputable desires to the works of Romantic male authors - from William Beckford to Samuel Taylor Coleridge to William Blake - as well as to the writings of female authors of the period.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Elfenbein
ISBN: 0231107528 9780231107525 0231107536 9780231107532
OCLC Number: 40460102
Description: xii, 262 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The danger zone: effeminates, geniuses, and homosexuals --
William Beckford and the genius of consumption --
The domestication of genius: Cowper and the rise of the suburban man --
Anne Damer's Sapphic potential --
Lesbianism and romantic genius: the poetry of Anne Bannerman --
Genius and the Blakean ridiculous --
"A sight to dream of, not to tell": Christabel, pornography, and genius.
Series Title: Between men--between women.
Responsibility: Andrew Elfenbein.

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Elfenbein takes on the absorbing subject of homosexuality in British Romantic writing, showing the centrality of disreputable desires to the works of Romantic male authors--from William Beckford to  Read more...

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In Romantic Genius, Andrew Elfenbein combines traditional Romantic author studies with the interpretive flexibility of queer theory. The result is a provocative study that will introduce some readers Read more...

 
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