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Masquerade
By Jim Elledge

Masquerade

Queer Poetry in America to the End of World War II

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Masquerade by Jim Elledge

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Masquerade is the most comprehensive anthology yet published of poetry by American gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered persons. It includes representative poems from more than 100 writers from pre-colonial times to the end of the Second World War. The anthology begins with selections of anonymous texts from the oral traditions of Hawaii and Native America, followed by voodoo chants and cowboy songs (with a few limericks thrown in for good measure). The selections are arranged by the year of the poet's birth and include samplings of poetry by a racially and ethnically diverse group of men and women. Contemporary readers will know the work of some of these poets, such as Gertrude Stein and Walt Whitman. Other poets, such as George Santayana and Adah Isaacs Menken, will be strangers to most. In all, these poets created a rich heritage of verse that has been for the most part masked throughout the history of American literature.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780253216342
ISBN-10: 0253216346
Format: Paperback
(5983mm x 3971mm x 25mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jim Elledge

Jim Elledge is a poet and Professor of English and Humanities at the Pratt Institute. His most recent books are The Chapters of Coming Forth by Day, a novel in prose poems, and Real Things: An Anthology of Popular Culture in American Poetry (IUP, 1999). He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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