Who’s Yer Daddy?

Who’s Yer Daddy?

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Whoa€™s Yer Daddy? offers readers of gay male literature a keen and engaging journey. In this anthology, thirty-nine gay authors discuss individuals who have influenced thema€”their inspirational a€œdaddies.a€ The essayists include fiction writers, poets, and performance artists, both honored masters of contemporary literature and those just beginning to blaze their own trails. They find their artistic ancestry among not only literary iconsa€”Walt Whitman, Oscar Wilde, AndrAc Gide, Frank Oa€™Hara, James Baldwin, Edmund Whitea€”but also a roster of figures whose creative territories are startlingly wide and vital, from Botticelli to Bette Midler to Captain Kirk. Some writers chronicle an entire tribal council of mentors; others describe a transformative encounter with a particular individual, including teachers and friends whose guidance or example cracked open their artistic selves. Perhaps most moving are the handful of writers who answered the question literally, writing intimately of their own fathers and their literary inheritance. This rich volume presents intriguing insights into the contemporary gay literary aesthetic. Winner, LGBT Nonfiction Anthology, Lambda Literary AwardsAlso, the world of poetry has no shortage of precedents for the use of classical imagery (overpaid accounts), and the ... The book consists of dramatic monologues by classical figures, malea€”male desire draped in togas, and a few poemsanbsp;...

Title:Who’s Yer Daddy?
Author:Jim Elledge, David Groff
Publisher:University of Wisconsin Pres - 2012-12-05


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