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The Columbia anthology of gay literature : readings from Western antiquity to the present day

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  • Creator edited by Byrne R.S. Fone
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication New York : Columbia University Press, [1998] ©1998
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • xxxvii, 829 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 0231096704, 9780231096706, 0231096712, 9780231096713
  • OCLC ocm37545605

Summary

  • "From the Epic of Gilgamesh to the poems of Allen Ginsberg and gay literature of the 1980s and '90s, The Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature draws together hundreds of texts from Western literary history that describe experiences of love, friendship, intimacy, desire, and sex among men. Spanning more than two millennia, from ancient Mesopotamia to the late twentieth century, this anthology brings together the best-known texts of gay male writing such as the poetry of Martial and Walt Whitman, and excerpts from E. M. Forster's Maurice, as well as from lesser known works such as nineteenth-century English homoerotic poetry and selections from two early American novels of homosexual love - Joseph and His Friend and Imre." "In The Columbia Anthology readers become acquainted with the early bonds of male companionship found in Homer's writings on Zeus and Ganymede, and with the homoerotic poetry of Catullus and Juvenal. From Shakespeare's Sonnets to the philosophy of de Sade, to the political writings of Edmund White, this anthology traces a multifaceted tradition."--BOOK JACKET.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (page [xxxv]-xxxvii).

Contents

  • Inventing eros. Literature of the ancient world from the earliest texts to the beginning of premodern times
  • Inventing eros. Literature of the ancient world from the earliest texts to the beginning of premodern times. The earliest texts. From the epic of Gilgamesh. The coming of Enkidu ; The death of Enkidu ; The lament of Gilgamesh for Enkidu / English version by N.K. Sandars -- The friendship of David and Jonathan : I Samuel 17:55-58 and 18:1-4 -- David's lament for Jonathan : 2 Samuel 1:17-27
  • Inventing eros. Literature of the ancient world from the earliest texts to the beginning of premodern times. Eros in Arcadia : Greek literature. From the Iliad, book 20 / Homer ; translated by E.V. Rieu -- From the Iliad, books 18 and 23. Achilles' lament and the funeral of Patroclus ; Achilles' dream / The history of Harmodius and Aristogeiton / Thucydides ; translated by Benjamin Jowett -- From Amores / Lucian ; translated by W.J. Baylis -- From the life of Pelopidas / Plutarch ; translated by Edward Carpenter -- From Symposium. The speech of Phaedrus ; The speech of Pausanias ; The speech of Aristophanes ; The dialogue of Socrates and Diotima / Plato ; translated by Walter Hamilton -- The love of boys / Solon ; translated by John Addington Symonds -- Fragment 17 / Anacreon of Teos ; translated by Eugene O'Connor -- Elegy 2 / Anacreon of Teos ; translated by Peter Bing and Rip Cohen -- Frament 360 / Anacreon of Teos ; translated by Alfred Corn -- from The "second books" of Theognis / Theognis ; translated by Peter Bing and Rip Cohen -- To Theoxenos / Pindar ; translated by John Addington Symonds -- Fragment 652 / Euripedes ; translated by John Addington Symonds -- Idyll / Theocritus ; translated by W. Douglas P. HIll -- From the Greek anthology / translated by Daryl Hine ; with additional versions by Byrne Fone -- From the Epistles. Letter 19 : to a boy who is a prostitute ; Letter 57 : to a boy / Philostratus ; translated by Allen Rogers Benner and Francis Forbes -- From the Ephesiaca. Hippothoos and Hyperanthes / Xenophon of Ephesus ; translated by Moses Hadas -- From affairs of the heart. The two types of love / (Pseudo) Lucian ; translated by M.D. McLeod -- From Dionysiaca. Dionysus and Ampelos ; Carpos and Calamos / Nonnus ; translated by W.H.D. Rouse
  • Inventing eros. Literature of the ancient world from the earliest texts to the beginning of premodern times. Rome : love poems and satire. To Aurelius and Furius (no. 16) / Catullus ; translated by Eugene O'Connor -- To Aurelius (no. 21) / To Juventius (no. 99) / Catullus ; translated by Frank O. Copley -- Eclogue 2 : the lament of Corydon for his faithless Alexis / Virgil ; English version by Byrne Fone -- from Metamorphoses. Zeus and Ganymede ; Apollo and Hyacinthus / Ovid ; translated by Rolfe Humphries -- From The satyricon / Petronius ; translation attributed to Oscar Wilde -- Epigrams / Martial -- from Satire / Juvenal ; translated by Peter Green
  • Inventing Sodom. The European Middle Ages from the third to the thirteenth Century of the Common Era. Inventing Sodom : scripture and law from the Sodom story to 1290 C.E. The story of Sodom : Genesis 18-19 -- The holiness code : Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13 -- from the Epistles of St. Paul. Romans 1:26-27 ; I Corinthians 6:9-10 -- from De Abrahamo / Philo Judaeus ; translated by F.H. Colson -- Clement of Alexandria -- The Theodosian code -- The code of Justinian. Novella 77 ; Novella 141 -- Henry I : Council of London -- Edward I : Britton
  • Inventing Sodom. The European Middle Ages from the third to the thirteenth Century of the Common Era. God made our natures full of love. To Ausonius / Paulinus of Nola ; translated by Jack Lindsay -- To Grimold, Abbot of St. Gall / Hrabanus Maurus ; translated by Helen Waddell -- Dearest, you come suddenly and suddenly you depart / Walafrid Strabo ; translated by John Boswell -- When the splendor of the moon / Walafrid Strabo ; translated by Helen Waddell -- The unyielding youth / Marbod of Rennes ; translated by John Boswell -- Your appearance is pleasing / Baudri of Bourgueil ; translated by Thomas Stehling -- To an English boy / Hilary ; translated by John Boswell -- Hebe and Ganymede / Ganymede ; translated by John Boswell -- from The Leiden manuscript. The wise rejoice with Ganymede / translated by John Boswell -- from Lancelot-Grail. Part II / translated by Carleton W. Carroll -- Part III / translated by Samuel N. Rosenberg -- The story of Amis and Amile / translated by Walter Pater
  • Platonic dialogues. European and English literature from the fourteenth to the seventeenth century. The Italian Renaissance : amor Socraticus. from Commentarium in Platonis convivium. Comentary on Plato's symposium / Marsilio Ficino ; translated by Sears Jayne -- from Letters to Giovanni Cavalcanti written between 1474 and 1492 / Marsilio Ficino ; translated by members of the Language Department of the School of Economics and Science, London -- Lanza / Filippo Scarlatti ; translated by James J. Wilhelm -- Greek epigrams / Angelo Poliziano ; translated by James J. Wilhelm -- from Favola di Orfeo / Angelo Poliziano ; translated by Elizabeth Basset Welles -- Three poems / Cecco Nuccoli ; translated by Jill Claretta Robbins -- Two poems / Marino Ceccoli ; translated by Jill Claretta Robbins -- Advice to Paulinus ; A love song for Marcus ; On happiness / Pacifico Massimi ; translated by James J. Wilhelm -- Early poems / Michelangelo Buonarroti ; translated by James M. Saslow -- Letter to Tommaso de'Cavalieri / Michelangelo Buonarroti ; translated by John Addington Symonds -- Poems to Tommaso de'Cavalieri / [Untitled poem] / Benedetto Varchi ; translated by James J. Wilhelm -- Two letters to Luca Scalabrino / Torquato Tasso ; translated by Jill Claretta Robbins -- Roman Pasquinades ; translated by James J. Wilhelm -- from L'Alcibiade fanciullo a scola. Alcibiades in school / Antonio Rocco ; translated by Michael Taylor -- from L'Alcibiade fanciullo a scola / Antonio Rocco ; translated by Jill Claretta Robbins --
  • Platonic dialogues. European and English literature from the fourteenth to the seventeenth century. Affectionate shepherds : English homoerotic literature. The law of 25 / Henry VIII -- from The shepheardes calendar / Edmund Spenser -- "Glosse" on Hobbinol by E.K. / The Faerie Queene / from Piers Gaveston / Michael Drayton -- from Dido, Queen of Carthage ; from Edward II ; from Hero and Leander / Christopher Marlowe -- from The affectionate shephearde ; from Cynthia, with certaine sonnets / Richard Barnfeld -- from Sonnets (1609) / William Shakespeare
  • Reinventing Sodomites. Homophobia and resistance (1625-1869). Introduction : satirizing sodomites. from The third part of the Institutes of the laws of England (1628). The law of buggery, or sodomy / Sir Edward Coke -- from Fire and brimstone, or, The destruction of Sodom / George Lesly -- from Roderick random / Tobias Smollett -- from Memoirs of a woman of pleasure / John Cleland -- from A complete and humorous account of all the remarkable clubs and societies in the cities of London and Westminster / Ned Ward -- from The trying and pillorying of the Vere Street Club
  • Reinventing Sodomites. Homophobia and resistance (1625-1869). Natural passions : resisting homophobia. from On paederasty / Jeremy Bentham -- The Cornelian ; To Thyrza ; One struggle more, and I am free ; If sometimes in the haunts of men ; On this day I complete my thirty-sixth year ; Love and death ; Last words on Greece / George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron -- from Don Leon / Anonymous
  • Reinventing Sodomites. Homophobia and resistance (1625-1869). Children of Sodom : eighteenth-century French literature. from La philosophie dans le boudoir. Manners / Donatien Alphonse François Sade, Comte de Sade (Marquis de Sade) ; translated by Austryn Wainhouse and Richard Seaver -- from Les enfans de Sodome á l'Assemblée Nationale. Sodom / Anonymous ; translated by Gina Fisch-Freedman
  • Reinventing Sodomites. Homophobia and resistance (1625-1869). Uranian Renaissance : German literature (1820-1869). from Der eros. Eros, or On love / Heinrich Zschokke ; translated by Carl Skoggaard -- from Eros : Die Mannerliebe der Griechen = The manly love of the greeks / Heinrich Hoessli ; translated by Carl Skoggaard-- from Forschungen über das Rätsel der mannmännlichen Liebe / Karl Heinrich Ulrichs ; translated by Michael A. Lombardi-Nash -- Homosexuality / K.M. Kertbeny ; translated by Michael Lombardi-Nash
  • Heirs of Eros. English literature (1850-1969). Romantic friendship and homosexuality in nineteenth-century English poetry. The law (1861) : 24 and 25 Victoria, C. 100 -- from In memoriam A.H.H. / Alfred, Lord Tennyson -- from Ionica. Desiderato ; Deteriora ; Parting / William Johnson Cory -- What cannot be / John Addington Symonds -- from Eudiades / from Love and death : a symphony / Midnight at Baiae / Epithalamion / Gerard Manley Hopkins -- from Towards democracy. Through the long night ; To a stranger ; Summer heat / Edward Carpenter -- A Palaestral study ; An idler listening to Socrates discussing philosophy with his boy-friends / Edward Cracroft Lefroy -- from In fancy dress. Rose leaves when the rose is dead ; The world well lost IV ; The world well lost XVIII / Marc André Raffalovich -- from It is thyself. Sonnet CXX / Two loves / Lord Alfred Douglas -- from A book of chains. With whom, then, should I sleep? / George Ives -- from White stains. Dedicace ; A ballad of passive paederasty ; Go into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in ; Rondels / Aleister Crowley
  • Heirs of Eros. English literature (1850-1969). Inventing themselves : imagining homosexuals in English fiction and theory. from A problem in modern ethics / John Addington Symonds -- from Homogenic love / Edward Carpenter -- Teleny / attributed to Oscar Wilde and others -- from The priest and the acolyte / John Francis Bloxam -- from Sexual inversion / Havelock Ellis ; John Addington Symonds
  • Heirs of Eros. English literature (1850-1969). Symbolic sodomite : society, Oscar Wilde, and the law. The law : the Criminal Law Amendment Act of 1885 -- Wasted days / Oscar Wilde -- from Eleutheria. Helas ; from Rosa mystica. Vita Nuova / Letters from Oscar Wilde to Lord Alfred Douglas / A defense of Uranian love : from the transcripts of the second trial / De profundis / Oscar Wilde
  • Heirs of Eros. English literature (1850-1969). Athletic love : English literature (1896-1969). from A Shropshire lad. Look not in my eyes ; If truth in hearts that perish ; Shot? so quick / A.E. Housman -- from Last poems. The laws of God / from More poems : 1936, posthumous. Shake hands, we never shall be friends ; Because I liked you better / A.E.Housman -- from Additional poems : included in Collected poems, 1940. He would not stay for me ; Oh who is that young sinner / from My father and myself / J.R. Ackerley -- from Maurice ; from Forster's terminal note to Maurice / E.M. Forster -- To Eros ; Music ; Anthem for a doomed youth ; To my friend : with an identity disc / Wifrid Owen -- Prologue to Women in love / D.H. Lawrence -- from Christopher and his kind / Christopher Isherwood -- Abrupt and charming mover ; To T.A.R.H. / Stephen Spender -- from Songs of mankind. Song of my soul / Ralph Nicholas Chubb -- from The heavenly cupid. Transfiguration / Legend ; Song IX : funeral blues ; from Three posthumous poems. Glad ; Aubade ; Minnelied / W.H. Auden
  • Modern love. European writers from 1870. Les monstres sacrés : France. from Les Stupra. Our assholes are different = Nos fesses ne son pas les leurs / Arthur Rimbaud ; translated by Paul Schmidt -- Sonnet to the asshole = Le sonnet du trou du cul ; from Hombres. Balanide II ; Mille e tre / Paul Verlaine ; translated by Alan Stone -- from À la recherche du temps perdu / Marcel Proust -- from Sodome et Gomorrhe I / Marcel Proust ; translated by C.K. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin -- from Corydon / André Gide ; translated by Richard Howard -- from The journals / André Gide ; translated by Justin O'Brien -- Nighttime / René Crevel ; translated by Michael Taylor -- from Le livre blanc / Jean Cocteau ; translated by Margaret Crosland -- The man condemned to death = Le condammé à mort / Jean Genet ; translated by David Fisher and Guy Wernham -- from Our lady of the flowers = Notre-dame des fleurs / Jean Genet ; translated by Bernard Frechtman
  • Modern love. European writers from 1870. Vaterlandslosen : Germany (1899-1939). from The ethical-political significance of Lieblingminne / Elisar von Kupffer ; translated by Hubert Kennedy -- Into the future / Gotamo ; translated by Hubert Kennedy -- The nameless love ; Tomorrow ; The nameless love : a creed / John Henry Mackay ; translated by Hubert Kennedy -- from Memoir for the friends and contributors of the Scientific Humanitarian Committee in the name of the Secession of the Scientific Humanitarian Committee / Benedict Friedlander ; translated by Hubert Kennedy
  • Modern love. European writers from 1870. Erotic revolutionaries : Russian literature (1836-1922). Imitation of the Arabic ; On the statue of a player at Svaika / Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin ; translated by Michael Green -- The fourth Rome / Nikolay Klyuev ; translated by Simon Karlinsky -- Yesterday's rain ; from Prayers for the dead. Esenin's suicide note / Sergei Esenin ; translated by Simion Karlinsky -- from Alexandrian songs / Mikhail Alekseevich Kuzmin ; translated by Michael Green -- from Nets. Ah, those lips, kissed by so many ; At the party / Mikhail Alekseevich Kuzmin ; translated by Simon Karlinsky -- from Clay doves. Nine delightful birthmarks / Mikhail Alekseevich Kuzmin ; translated by Simon Karlinsky
  • Modern love. European writers from 1870. Eros in Egypt : Alexandrian songs. At the cafe door ; One night ; When they come alive ; In the street ; Passing through ; Comes to rest ; Their beginning ; In despair / Constantine Cavafy ; translated by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard
  • Modern love. European writers from 1870. Southern dawn : Italian literature in the twentieth century. Seven poems / Sandro Penna ; translated by John McRae
  • Modern love. European writers from 1870. Amor oscuro : Spanish literature. Nine poems / Luis Cernuda ; translated by Rick Lipinski -- from The young sailor and other poems. I'll tell you how you were born ; The shadow / Luis Cernuda -- from The chimera's wasteland. For two voices ; That which is enough for love / from Poems for a body. The lover digresses / from Where oblivion dwells. Four poems / from Sonetos del amor oscuro. Night of sleepless love ; Sonnet of sweet weeping ; The poet asks his love to write to him ; The poet speaks with love by telephone ; The poet asks his love about the enchanted city of Cuenca ; Untitled : Ah secret voice of dark love ; The poet speaks the truth / Federico García Lorca ; translated by David William Foster
  • Modern love. European writers from 1870. Latin American and Cuban literature. from O Bom-Crioulo / Adolfo Caminha ; translated by Arhtur Hughes -- from Song of an impossible blue. Song of the fleeting day / Porfirio Barba-Jacob ; translated by Jeff Bingham and Juan Antonio Serna Servin -- Two poems. They and I ; Nocturnal sea / Xavier Villaurrutia ; translated by Fanny Arango-Ramos and William Keeth -- from A sinner's guidebook = Guia de pecadores / Eduardo Gudino Keifer ; translated by Ronald Christ and Gregory Kolovakos -- El amante de las torturas = The torture lover / Julian del Casal ; translated by David William Foster -- Nocturne and elegy ; Of another fashion / Emilio Ballagas ; translated by Fanny Arango-Ramos and William Keeth -- from Paradiso / José Lezama Lima ; translated by Gregory Rabassa
  • Masculine landscapes. American literature 1840-1933. Serene friendship land. Sympathy / Henry David Thoreau -- Friendship ; from Friendship / Ralph Waldo Emerson -- from Notebook / Walt Whitman -- Leaves of grass. from Song of myself ; from Notebook. Notebooks : adhesiveness / Organic equality : from a letter from Whitman to Emerson / from Poem of the road ; from Notebooks. Live-oak with moss / from Proto-leaf ; from Calamus ; from Drum-taps / Calamus 5 ; from Democratic vistas ; from Preface to Leaves of grass / Walt Whitman
  • Masculine landscapes. American literature 1840-1933. Serene friendship land. from Hylas ; from Poems of the Orient. A paean to the dawn ; To a Persian boy in the bazaar at Smyrna ; from The poet's journal. On the headland ; Love returned / Bayard Taylor -- Correspondence between Taylor and Walt Whitman -- from Joseph and his friend / Correspondence between Stoddard and Walt Whitman ; from South Sea Idyls / Charles Warren Stoddard -- from A letter to Havelock Ellis / Professr X [James mills Peirce] -- from Imre ; from The intersexes / Xavier Mayne [Edward Prime-Stevenson]
  • Masculine landscapes. American literature 1840-1933. Camp sites : armies of androgynes. from Autobiography of an androgyne ; from The female impersonators / Earl Lind (Ralph Werther / Jennie June) -- Miss Knight / Robert McAlmon -- Smoke, lilies and jade / Bruce Nugent -- from A scarlet pansy / Robert Scully -- from The young and the evil / Charle Henri Ford and Parker Tyler
  • Deconstructing manhood. American literature 1916 to 1969. Out of the shadow world. Morn's recompense / Clement Andrews -- The mess boy / Sydney Wilmer -- De puerorum osculis / Giles de Gillies -- Manly love / Donald Malloch -- C33 ; Modern craft ; Episode of hands ; Voyages / Hart Crane -- from Early poems. I am a most fleshly man ; from The opening of the field. This place rumord to have been Sodom ; from Bending the bow. The torso / Robert Duncan -- Pages from an abandoned journal / Gore Vidal -- from The homosexual in America / Donald Webster Cory [Edward Sagarin] -- Lebanon ; Homosexuality / Fran O'Hara -- A supermarket in California ; Chances R ; Please master / Allen Ginsberg -- A poem for cocksuckers / John Wieners -- from Naked lunch / William Burroughs -- from City of night / John Rechy -- Pornographic poem / John Giorno -- Faint honey ; Do you wonder why I am sleepy ; From rivers, and from the earth itself / James Purdy
  • Out there. American literature from 1969. Becoming gay. Gay love and the movies / Ralph Pomeroy -- The gay poet ; Explanation / William Barber -- Only silly faggots know ; I have this vision of madness / Perry Brass -- I'm not a man / Harold Norse -- Street instructions at the crotch / Edward Field -- Surgery / Kenneth Pitchford -- After hearing heterosexual poets in October 1974 : what it seems like to write a male homosexual love poem now / Joseph Cady -- I remember / Joe Brainard
  • Out there. American literature from 1969. Becoming gay. Here is the queen-- / Adrian Brooks -- The fairies are dancing all over the world / Michael Rumaker -- Billie's blues ; To Hermes / Alfred Corn -- Fag art ; Last night at the Flamingo / John Iozia -- from Dancer from the dance / Andrew Holleran -- Getting your rocks off / Melvin Dixon -- Christopher Street 1979 / Walter Holland
  • Out there. American literature from 1969. Becoming gay. Power of one ; Some of us wear pink triangles / Walta Borawski -- The political vocabulary of homosexulaity / Edmund White -- Dream of the artfairy / Carl Morse -- Curing homosexuality / Jim Everhard -- Guilt, desire and love / James Baldwin
  • Out there. American literature from 1969. Becoming gay. Lament ; Terminal ; The missing ; In the post office / Thom Gunn -- A journal of the plague years / Walter Holland -- How to watch your brother die / Michael Lassell -- Apart from you / Daryl Hine
  • Out there. American literature from 1969. Becoming gay. Better days ; Cordon Negro / Essex Hemphill -- Talking to Jim / Walta Borawski -- The worst of it / Craig Reynolds -- Hometown / Salih Michael Fisher -- Names and sorrows / D. Rubin Green -- Prescription ; Waiting / Donald Woods -- Heart & soul / Assotto Saint -- There isn't any death / Perry Brass